20 fresh COVID-19 cases in Nagaland; count rises to 3,031


Kohima: Nagaland”s COVID-19 tally rose to 3,031 on Tuesday as 20 more people tested positive for the infection, health officials said.

Ten new cases were detected in Kohima district, nine in Dimapur and one in Tuensang, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted.

The fresh infections have pushed the total number of active cases in the state to 2,032, while the count of recoveries rose to 985 as 12 more people were cured of the disease, a health official said.

Eight people have died due to COVID-19 and six patients have migrated to other states, he said.

The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state stands at 32.49 per cent, nodal officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyan Kikon, said.

He said a lesser recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state is due to a stricter discharge policy.

Security forces form a chunk of the COVID-19 cases in the state at 1,385, followed by 1,096 returnees, 296 contacts and 200 frontline workers, Kikon said.

Dimapur has the highest number of active cases at 1,263, followed by Kohima (518), Mon (159) and Zunheboto (59).

Kiphire is the only coronavirus-free district in the state.

Nagaland detected first three infections among returnees from Chennai on May 25, while its highest single-day spike of 276 cases was reported on August 4. PTI