COVID-19: After a ‘lull,’ Nagaland records second-highest daily spike 

Daily new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland from May 25- September 10.  (Image Courtesy:  nagaland.gov.in)
Daily new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland from May 25- September 10. (Image Courtesy: nagaland.gov.in)

Morung Express News
Dimapur | September 10 

After a relative decline in number of daily cases since the second-half of August, Nagaland is witnessing a new spike in COVID-19 infections in the last two days. 

On September 10, the State recorded the second-highest single-day spike of 261 cases taking the total COVID-19 tally to 4636. 

“261 new +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 741 samples tested,” State's Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter. 

Out of this, 197 were from Dimapur, 59 from Kohima and 5 from Mokokchung, he said, adding that necessary contact tracing have been activated.

For the second consecutive day, the new cases were above100 after a ‘lull’ for nearly a month and hovering below the threshold from August 15 – September 8.  On September 9, 130 fresh cases were reported. 

On August 4, Nagaland recorded the highest one-day spike with 276 cases. 

According to Nagaland COVID-19 Dashboard, as of September 10, out of 4636 cases,  there were only 839 active cases. 

A total of 3776 have recovered denoting a high recovery rate of 81.45%. 

Officially the State has recorded 8 deaths while two fatalities are designated as “COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19.” 11 cases have “Migrated” from the Nagaland.

More details are awaited.