Nagaland records highest single-day spike of 310 COVID cases, State tally nears 5000-mark

Nagaland records highest single-day spike of 310 COVID cases, State tally nears 5000-mark

Kohima, September 11 (NEx): Nagaland records its highest single-day spike of 310 COVID-19 positive cases today, September 11, 2020, taking the total count in the state to 4946, updated Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom today. Active cases stands at 1134.

Taking to Twitter, Pangnyu updated that 310 new COVID-19 positive cases has been confirmed in the State out of 922 sample results received today. Among the new cases detected, 176 cases are in Dimapur, 127 in Kohima & 1 each in Wokha, Peren, Mon & Mokokchung, informed Pangnyu.

Necessary contact tracing have been fully activated, tweets Pangnyu.

The State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, H&FW issued segregated data of COVID-19 positive cases reported in Nagaland on September 11, 2020. Out of the new 310 cases reported, 164 positive cases are among Armed Force personnel, 66 returnees, 80 traced contacts were tested positive for COVID-19, it said.

With 310 new cases, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland rises to 4946 today. Out of this, 2273 postive cases are among the Armed Force personnel, which is around 46% of the total tally. Meanwhile, 313 frontline workers in Nagaland also tested COVID positive while fighting against the pandemic. As per the severity of symptoms, 1126 active cases are asymptomatic, 06 active cases are mild and 02 are moderate.

Meanwhile, the department also informed of 10 recoveries among the COVID- positive patients, 04 patients recovered from Dimapur, 05 from Kohima and 01 from Zunheboto. Total recovery tally stands at 3791.

So far, the State has reported eight (8) deaths due to COVID-19. Two (2) deaths of COVID-19 patient are not due to COVID-19 and five (5) death cases in Dimapur are under investigation, informed Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department.