Nagaland’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 5000-mark with 118 new cases 

Nagaland COVID-19 status on September 12. (Image Courtesy: @MyGovNagaland / Twitter)
Nagaland COVID-19 status on September 12. (Image Courtesy: @MyGovNagaland / Twitter)

Morung Express News
Dimapur | September 12

Nagaland’s COVID-19 caseload crossed 5000 mark to reach 5064 with 118 new infections from the virus on September 12.

 “118 +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 609 samples received. 113 in Dimapur, 2 each in Kohima and Peren & 1 in Mon,” Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter.

The Minister further informed that the State also recorded 31 recoveries on Saturday, taking the total recovered patients to 3791.

The recoveries on Saturday included 25 Kohima, 5 from Mon and 1 in Phek, he added. 

With this, the number of active cases as of September 12, 3 PM stood at 1252. There were 11 cases of migration while the State has recorded 8 deaths. 

“2 deaths are COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19,” according to State health authority. 

After a relative decline in number of cases from last half of August to September 8, the State is witnessing a surge in daily cases in the last 4 days.  

Nagaland recorded the highest single-day spike of 310 COVID-19 cases on September 11.

Most cases were related to armed forces personnel as per the data provided by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Nagaland. 

On Friday, out of 310 cases, 164 were detected from armed forces personnel, 66 from returnees/travelers and 80 from traced contacts.