Nagaland COVID-19 cases breach 6K mark

Morung Express News
Dimapur | September 29

Weeks after crossing the 5000 threshold, Nagaland’s cases of COVID-19 infections breached the 6000 mark on September 29.

Dimapur and Kohima registered 77 and 6 cases respectively on Tuesday, taking the State’s tally of COVID-19 cases to 6040.

Armed forces/ Police accounted for 2,863 of the total cases in Nagaland while 1,488 cases were of returnees, 1,347 cases were traced contacts and 342 cases pertained to frontline workers according to the briefing on COVID-19 by the State Principal Secretary, Home.

Since the confirmation of the first cases on May 25, it took 57 days to cross the 1000-mark on July 20; 14 days to cross 2000 cases on August 3; and just seven days to reach the 3000-threshold on August 10.

The State took 22 days to cross the 4000-mark on September 1. Thereafter, it took 11 days to reach the 5000-mark on September 12. 17 days later and 129 days after the first case, the tally crossed the 6000-mark on September 29.

Meanwhile, 45 recoveries were also reported on Tuesday- 35 in Dimapur, 6 in Kohima, 3 in Mokokchung and 1 in Mon, taking the total recoveries to 4942.

As per the Nagaland COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State Health and Family Welfare department, the total number of active cases till date was 1037.

The State has also registered 12 deaths, while 5 deaths have been categorised as ‘not COVID related’.