54 fresh COVID-19 cases, 101 recoveries

Kohima, August 16 (MExN): 54 fresh cases of COVID-19 were detected in Nagaland on Sunday out of 599 samples that were tested.

Out of the new cases, 26 were from Kohima, 21 from Dimapur and seven were from Zunheboto, according to updates from Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom on Twitter.

The minister also informed that necessary contact tracing processes have been activated and advised citizens to “Wear Mask, Keep Distance, Stay Safe.”

As per the daily bulletin issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), 101 recoveries were reported in the state on Sunday.

These new additions take the state’s total tally to 3394 with 1958 active cases and 1422 cases categorized as ‘recovered.’

As of 3:00 pm on August 16, the state has registered 8 deaths out of which 7 are COVID-19 related while “1 death is COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19,” as per the bulletin. 6 cases have reportedly ‘migrated.’

ADC Kohima notifies on sealed areas
The offices of the Chief Secretary, Nagaland Civil Secretariat, the Inspector-General of Police (Intelligence), Nagaland, and the Directorate of Under Developed Areas (DUDA) have been ‘sealed’ for 48-hours with effect from August 16.

Kohima Aditional Deputy Commissioner, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa notified the sealing of the offices on Sunday following detection of COVID-19 positive cases, a DIPR report stated.

The fumigation and disinfection of the office premises is being initiated, following all health safety measures and standard operating procedures of the Government, it said.

The ADC notified that the proposed sealed areas are mapped and cordoned off while advising the public and all concerned to follow all safety precautions like wearing masks, washing hands frequently and maintaining social/physical distances to ensure public hygiene and personal safety within the proximity of the sealed area.