Grim milestone: COVID-19 cases in Nagaland breach 12K-mark

(Morung Graphics | Photo for representational purpose only)
(Morung Graphics | Photo for representational purpose only)

Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): 233 days after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Nagaland on May 25, 2020, the total COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breached the 12,000 mark on Wednesday with 6 new cases reported from four districts in the State. 

Out of the 6 new cases, 3 were reported in Dimapur and one each in Kohima, Mokokchung and Mon. The total caseload as on January 13 was 12,003.

Meanwhile, State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom also informed that 7 recoveries were registered on Wednesday, taking the tally of recoveries to 11,674.

According to the COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State Health and Family Welfare Department, the State has 103 active cases.

The State has also registered 76 deaths and 10 ‘not COVID related’ deaths. There are currently no deaths under investigation, as per the bulletin.

On November 16 last, the State’s caseload breached the 10000 threshold, after which it reached the 11000 mark on November 26.

The bulletin also informed that 41% or 4,925 cases were attributed to traced contacts, closely followed by the armed forces/security personnel at 39% or 4,659.

15% or 1,847 cases were among returnees/travelers while 5% or 570 cases were attributed to front line workers.