Among the 5 new COVID-19 cases reported today, one is from Tuensang

Among the 5 new COVID-19 cases reported today, one is from Tuensang

Kohima, May 27 (NE): Among the five new positive cases for COVID-19 reported in Nagaland this morning, one is an inbound passenger to Tuensang, who was released yesterday, May 26, 2020 from Kohima quarantine centre, said Nagaland Health Minister, S Pangnyu Phom.

Earlier this morning, an update from the government of Nagaland said, among the nine (9) COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland, 6 cases were reported from Dimapur and 3 cases from Kohima.

Taking to twitter, Pangnyu said, one inbound passenger to Tuensang, which was released yesterday from Kohima quarantine centre has tested positive.

His result came out this morning. Contact tracing are in process and the patient is being taken care by Tuensang Medical Team, tweets Pangnyu.

As on today, 6 patients are at District Hospital Dimapur, 2 at Kohima and one at District Hospital, Tuensang, he added.

Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant, IAS has declared the entire campus of Sao Chang College quarantine centre as containment zone. An order issued by Ramnikant said that this is in view of detection of one positive case of COVID-19 among the returnees from Kohima.

Nagaland reported five (5) new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to nine (9).

All nine COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state so far, are imported, from among the stranded citizens of Nagaland who returned from Chennai on May 22, 2020.

Meanwhile, total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country increased to 151,767. Among this, 64,426 persons have been recovered and 4,346 lives succumbed to COVID-19.