Dimapur, September 10: Nagaland today saw a sudden hike in the number of Covid positive cases with the detection of 261 new positive cases out of 741 samples tested. This is the single highest day spike since the unlock-4 relaxation effected from September 1. With this the state’s tally has gone up to 4636.
“261 new +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 741 samples tested. 197 in Dimapur, 59 in Kohima & 5 in Mokokchung,” Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom tweeted.
Out of 4636 positive cases, the total recoveries so far are 3781, while the active cases are 834. As per the severity of symptoms, 822 active cases are asymptomatic, 9 active cases are mild and 3 active cases are moderate.
Further, out of 4636 positive cases, 2109 cases are of Armed Forces, 1332 of Returnees, 313 of Frontline Workers and 882 cases of Traced contacts.
A total of 43,380 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 42,547 samples have been received. In addition, a total of 24,750 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 24,680 have been received.
A total of 854 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine. (Page News Service)