Nagaland: 22 frontline workers among 94 fresh COVID-19 cases

Traced contact cases on the rise

Morung Express News
Dimapur | November 19

A total of 94 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Nagaland on Thursday, out of which 22 were frontline workers.

The figures were shown in the COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme(IDSP) Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department, which included 58 traced contacts, 10 Armed forces/ security personnel and 4 returnees/travelers.

While further details on the frontline workers who tested positive could not be availed, the health department expressed concerns on the increasing cases among traced contacts in Nagaland.

Speaking to The Morung Express, Principal Director of the H&FW department Dr Vizolie Suokhrie said, “More and more cases are being registered through contact tracing.”

It may be mentioned that in this week alone, 346 COVID-19 positive cases were from traced contacts with 114 traced contact cases on November 16, 28 on November 17 and 146 on November 18, including 58 cases registered on Thursday.

Dr Suokhrie said that with the increased social activities and events, the number of cases is also on the rise. He highlighted the importance of maintaining safety protocols during weddings, social gatherings, funerals etc and also noted that the gathering of youths in large numbers is a cause of concern.

In this regard, the Principal Director said that the recent advisory issued by the H&FW Directorate on social events have to be strictly followed to ensure safety and reduced the spread of the virus.

He also informed that the department would organise a briefing on the COVID-19 situation and trend in the State at the earliest.