COVID-19: 230 new cases take Nagaland’s tally above 3000

(Inset) – Days taken to cross successive hundred cases in Nagaland.  Health workers are at the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19. (DIPR File Photo).
(Inset) – Days taken to cross successive hundred cases in Nagaland. Health workers are at the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19. (DIPR File Photo).

Morung Express News 
Dimapur | August 10

COVID-19 cases on Monday surged past the 3,000 mark with 230 persons testing positive in Nagaland. The first cases in the state were reported on May 25 and it took only 74 days to reach the figure of 3011.

With the confirmation of 3 cases on May 25, it took nearly 2 months (57 days) cross the 1000-mark on July 20.

However, it took just took 14 days to cross 2000 cases on August 3. 

The duration to cross 3000 was further halved taking just 7 days to reach 3011 on August 10. (See image)

Out of the 230 fresh cases on Monday, 104 were registered from Dimapur, 104 from Kohima, 18 from Mon and 4 cases from Peren.

Out of this, 146 were from Armed Forces while there were 60 traced contacts. There were 23 cases among returnees and 2 among frontline workers

“Contact tracing is fully put in force & all primary contacts are kept under self isolation to avoid further transmission,” Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter.

The State also reported 69 recoveries as on 3:00 pm on August 10.

With this, Nagaland’s COVID-19 Status as of August 10 stood at: Total – 3011; Active -2027 and 973- Recovered 
The Nagaland COVID-19 Dashboard informed that there are 8 deaths due to COVID-19 so far.  It further carries a disclaimer stating that: “1 death is COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19.”

Three cases have been migrated, it added. 

Dimapur worst hit district; Longleng, Kiphire COVID-19 free 
With 1254 or 61.86% of the state’s active cases, Dimapur district remains the worst hit district in the state.  As per data fr  om the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, 1251 cases in Dimapur are asymptomatic while 1 case is mild and 2 are moderate.  All deaths were also reported from the district.

Kohima has the second highest number of active cases with 521 or 25.70% of the State’s active cases. 

Mon district has 161 active cases while Zunheboto has 59 active cases.

As for the rest of the districts, Peren district has 15 active cases; Wokha has 8, Mokokchung 5, Phek 3 while Tuensang has 1 active case. 

All the cases in Longleng district have recovered and the district was COVID -19 free as of August 10. 

However, Kiphire remains the only district yet to report a single case. 

Break-up of total cases
According to the daily COVID-19 status report issued by the Health Department, Armed Forces personnel accounted for 1372 or 45.56% of the total infections in the state. 1094 or 36.33% of the cases were attributed to ‘Returnees’ while ‘Traced Contacts’ made up for 293 or 9.73%.

198 frontline workers have also been infected by COVID-19 while 54 cases were categorized as ‘Others.’ A disclaimer on the status report stated that “Others include cases related to NLA/Raj Bhavan and patients excluding returnees.”


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