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

Nagaland’s COVID-19 status as of August 10, 3 PM. Data based on the COVID-19 Dashboard (https://covid19.nagaland.gov.in/). (Morung Photo)
Nagaland’s COVID-19 status as of August 10, 3 PM. Data based on the COVID-19 Dashboard (https://covid19.nagaland.gov.in/). (Morung Photo)

Morung Express News 
Dimapur | August 10

The COVID-19 cases in Nagaland crossed the 3000-mark with the confirmation of 231 new infections from the virus on August 10, official updates informed. 

 “Out of 828 samples tested, 230 new +ve cases have been detected,” Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter Monday afternoon. 

The new cases included 104 from Dimapur, 104 from Kohima, 18 from Mon and 4 from Peren, he said.

“Contact tracing is fully put in force & all primary contacts are kept under self isolation to avoid further transmission,” the Minister added. 

With this, the Nagaland COVID-19 tally increased to 3011, out of which 2027 are classified as active and 973 are designated as recovered. 

The Nagaland COVID-19 Dashboard informed that there were 8 deaths due to COVID-19 so far.  It further stated in a disclaimer that: “1 death is Covid-19 positive but not due to Covid-19.”

Three cases have been migrated, it added. 

Meanwhile, the duration taken to reach a 1000-threshold has been declining considerably suggesting that the State is yet to flatten the case curve.

Since the confirmation of first case 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. (Read Here: A Timeline: How Nagaland got to 2000 COVID-19 cases)

Thereafter, to  reach the 3000-treshold on August 10, it  took just 7 days. 

 

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