COVID-19: Highest single-day spike of 194 cases on Monday

Returnees- 33; Armed Forces- 113; Frontline Workers- 23; Traced Contacts- 24; Others-1

Morung Express News
Dimapur | August 3 

The spike in COVID-19 cases surged unabated in Nagaland breaking the daily record on Monday with 194 confirmed infections, according to official updates. With this, the State tally crossed the 2000-mark to reach 2,129 on August 3.  

Out of 194 fresh cases, 136 were registered from Dimapur alone, while there were 36 from Zunheboto and 22 from Kohima. This is the fourth day in a row when the fresh cases have been over 100 in the state.

With this, the total number of cases in the State as of August 3 stood at 2,129 cases, of which 1,464 were designated as active. The state also reported 9 ‘recovered’ cases on Monday, taking the total tally of recoveries to 657, while two cases have migrated.

From the 194 new cases, data from the Health Department informed that 33 were returnees, 113 armed forces, 23 frontline workers, 24 traced contacts, and 1 “others.” The “others” refer to cases related to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly/Raj Bhavan and “patients excluding returnees,” it added.

The official death count stands at 4. However, it was informed that “1 death is COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19, 1 death had co-morbidities & tested COVID-19 positive, under investigation.”

Meanwhile, Principal Secretary (Home), Abhijit Sinha, in his daily briefing, informed that all positive persons were receiving medical care at COVID-19 Hospitals and COVID-19 Care Centres. Active surveillance and contact tracing are also in progress to prevent further spread of the infection, he said. As per the severity of symptoms, 1,462 active cases are asymptomatic, 1 active case is mild and 1 active case is with oxygen, he added.