Dimapur, June 21: Nagaland reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the total confirmed cases in the State to 211. But with 141 recoveries, the total active cases in the State are 70.
As of today, Nagaland is recording a 66% recovery rate of COVID-19 cases.
Principal Home Secretary, Abhijit Sinha, IAS said all the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals. As per the severity of symptoms, all the 70 active cases are asymptomatic.
As per the distribution of the 211 cases by age, there are 4 cases between 0-17 years,200 cases between 18-44 years, 5 cases between 45-64 years and 2 cases between 65-74 years. As per the distribution of gender, there are 135 males and 76 females.
Sinha informed that as of 4 pm on Sunday; a total of 9,447 samples have been sent for testing. Results of 7,879 samples have been received and results of 1,563 samples are awaited.
Out of the 9447 samples, 6405 samples have been received at the BSL-3 lab at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) till today, and a total of 5,063 samples have been tested – out of which 152 samples have tested positive.
In addition a total of 2,443 samples have been sent for testing by Truenat, out of which 23 samples tested positive and have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR. 1,896 samples have tested negative and results of 523 samples are awaited.
The Principal Home Secretary informed that a total of 6,846 persons are presently under facility quarantine in Nagaland.
Sinha further requested anyone developing any signs and symptoms of cough, fever or difficulty in breathing to may call the State Health Helpline Number 1800-345-0019 of the Health & Family Welfare Department. (Page News Service)