Nagaland reports highest single-day spike of 261 cases; State tally at 4636

Nagaland reports highest single-day spike of 261 cases; State tally at 4636, informed Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom on September 10, 2020

Kohima, September 10 (NEx): Nagaland reported its highest single-day spike of 261 COVID-19 positive cases today for the month of September 2020, taking the total count in the state to 4636, updated Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom today. Active cases stands at 834.

Taking to Twitter, Pangnyu updated that 261 new COVID-19 positive cases has been confirmed in the State out of 741 sample results received today. Among the new cases detected, 197 cases are in Dimapur, 59 in Kohima & 5 in Mokokchung, informed Pangnyu.

Necessary contact tracing have been activated, he added.

The State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, H&FW issued segregated data of COVID-19 positive cases reported in Nagaland on September 10, 2020. Out of the new 261 cases reported, 216 positive cases are among Armed Force personnel, 11 returnees, 32 traced contacts and 02 frontline workers were tested positive for COVID-19, it said.

With 261 new cases, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland rises to 4636 today. Out of this, 2109 postive cases are among the Armed Force personnel, which is around 45% 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, 822 active cases are asymptomatic, 09 active cases are mild and 03 are moderate.

Meanwhile, the department also informed of 05 recoveries among the COVID- positive patients, all 05 recovered from Zunheboto. Total recovery tally stands at 3781.

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.