Dimapur, August 17 (MExN): Nagaland registered 61 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday, taking the state’s tally to 3,455.
Out of the new COVID-19 cases, 34 were from Dimapur, 24 from Kohima, two from Zunheboto and one from Mokokchung.
Confirming the detection of the new positive cases on Twitter, Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said the new cases have been detected out of 577 samples tests.
The Minister informed that “necessary contact tracing” has been activated and all primary contacts are under self isolation.
As per the daily bulletin issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, as of 3:00 pm on Monday, 108 recoveries were reported on Monday, taking the tally of active cases to 1,911.
Overall, a cumulative 1,530 recoveries have been reported in the state as of Monday. The state has registered 8 deaths out of which 7 are COVID-19 related while “1 death is COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19,” as per the bulletin.
6 cases have reportedly ‘migrated.’
As per the severity of symptoms, official updates stated that 1,907 active cases are asymptomatic 1 active case is mild and 3 active cases are moderate.
Further, out of the 3,455 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people are 1,511 cases of Armed Forces, 1,177 cases of Returnees, 233 cases of Frontline Workers, 490 cases of Traced Contacts and 54 cases of Others.
Four locations at Nagaland Civil Secretariat sealed
Four more locations in the Nagaland Civil Secretariat as well as the Directorate of Social Welfare at Officer’s Hill, Kohima have been sealed with effect from August 17 following the detection of a COVID-19 positive case.
According to an order from Kohima Additional Deputy Commissioner Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa, the four locations at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat include the Central Block, Department of Social Welfare, Department of Under Developed Areas and Gate No II of the Nagaland Civil Secretariat.
The fumigation and disinfection of the office premises is being initiated, following all health safety measures and standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Government, the ADC notified.
The proposed sealed areas have been mapped and cordoned off, the notification stated, while advising all concerned to follow safety precautions like of wearing masks all the time, washing hands frequently and maintaining social/physical distances within the proximity of the sealed areas.