Nagaland COVID-19 tally crosses 8K mark

File Photo: Frontline workers are seen screening passengers in this picture taken on June 1, 2020 in Dimapur.  (Inset) Days taken to cross successive thousand cases of COVID-19 infections in Nagaland. (Morung Photo)
File Photo: Frontline workers are seen screening passengers in this picture taken on June 1, 2020 in Dimapur. (Inset) Days taken to cross successive thousand cases of COVID-19 infections in Nagaland. (Morung Photo)

Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 20

Barely a week after crossing the 7K mark on October 11, the tally of COVID-19 infections in Nagaland crossed the 8000 mark on Tuesday.

67 new COVID-19 cases were registered on October 20, taking the State’s tally to 8020.

Dimapur had 38 new cases while Kohima had 13, Tuensang had 11 and Mon registered 5 cases respectively, according to State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom.

Meanwhile, 60 recoveries were reported on Tuesday with 27 in Tuensang, 13 each in Mon and Kohima and 7 in Dimapur.

As per the Nagaland COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State Health and Family Welfare department, the total number of recoveries in the State was 6267. Active cases till date were 1,657.

The State has also registered 22 COVID-19 deaths, 6 ‘not COVID related’ deaths while 1 death is currently under investigation according to the bulletin. 67 cases have ‘migrated’ from the State. 

A look at the overall case trajectory showed that it took 149 days to reach the 8000-mark, since the official detection of the first positive case on May 25. 

While it took 57 days to cross the 1000-mark on July 20, positivity surged thereafter and it took just 14 days to cross 2000 cases on August 3 and seven days to reach the 3000-threshold on August 10.

There was a dip in cases in the month of August and reporting an average of 25 cases a day, the State took 22 days to cross the 4000-mark on September 1. 

However, in September, there was another surge and it took 11 days to reach the 5000-mark on September 12. 17 days later, the State’s tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the 6000-mark on September 29. It took 11 days to cross the 7000-mark after which it took 9 days to reach the 8000 mark.