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17 tested positive for COVID-19 in Tuensang

17 more returnees who were at quarantine centre at Tuensang tested positive for COVID-19. Active cases in the district rose to 20.

Tuensang, June 29: 17 more returnees who were at quarantine centre at Tuensang tested positive for COVID-19. Active cases in the district rose to 20.

Earlier on June 25, 2020, 31 returnees were tested positive for COVID-19 by TrueNat machine in COVID-19 District Hospital Tuensang. Subsequently, confirmatory test was done on all the 31 returnees on June 28, 2020 by RT-PCR. Out of which, the results of 17 male returnees were tested positive for COVID-19.

Among the 17 new patients, 4 are admitted in COVID-19 District Hospital Tuensang for isolation and 13 patients are currently at COVID-19 care centre. Two patients were symptomatic initially, but at present all patients are asymptomatic and stable, said a press release from DC, Tuensang.

A total of 25 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases were detected in Tuensang. Among this, 5 patients already recovered and active cases now stands at 20.

Taking to twitter, Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom also updated on the new COVID-19 positive cases detected in Tuensang.

Sao Chang College to be COVID-19 care center:

The Tuensang District Task Force for COVID-19 had a meeting at DC Conference Hall Tuensang under the chairmanship of Kumar Ramnikant, IAS, DC and Chairman DTF Tuensang.

During the meeting, the house agreed to re-designate Sao Chang college quarantine center to a dedicated COVID care centre wherein asymptomatic COVID-19 positive cases will be admitted and managed. Sao Chang College will cease to function as a quarantine centre, it said.

Govt. Industrial Training Centre has been designated to quarantine male returnees who are yet to be tested for COVID-19 while female returnees who are yet to be tested, will be quarantined at St. John Higher secondary school, said a DIPR report.

The house also discussed on the shortage of ambulances at PHC Longpang. As the PHC is looking after the general OPD of the district, there is an urgent need for an ambulance, and the house agreed to appraise the Government on the matter.

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