Morning Express News
Dimapur | July 12
Nagaland, on Sunday, registered 26 new COVID-19 positive cases while there were 14 recoveries.
In the second update of the day at 3:30 pm on July 12, State Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom informed that “3 more positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed” from Tuensang.
Meanwhile, he also added that there were 14 more recoveries from the infection.
“And another 8 more COVID-19 Patients in Phek, 5 in Peren & 1 in Kohima have recovered. All of them will be kept under strict surveillance,” he updated.
Earlier in the day, the Minister said that 23 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been "confirmed.” It included 18 in new cases in Dimapur, 4 in Phek, and 1 in Kohima.
With the evening update, the number of positive cases increased from 771 to 774, while the recovered cases also increased to 327 from 313 in the morning.
Consequently, the active cases also decreased from 461 to 447 during the same period.
Meanwhile, data provided by the State Department of Health and Family Welfare (DoHFW) indicated that while it took 36 days for the state to reach the 500 mark, within 11 days since July 1, the total reached 748 (an increase by 248 cases) till July 11.
The surges in cases were also due to infection within the quarantine centres when personal safety measures were compromised, the department maintained.
The weekly bulletin issued by the DoHFW on July 11, however, informed there was no community transmission yet.
Information on Nagaland COVID-19 Dashboard informed that out of 774 cases, 583 were males while the rest – 191 were females.
Most cases were in the 18-44 years age group at 741followed by 16 each in the 0-17 and 45-64 years age bracket. There was a single case in the 65-74 years age group.