Nagaland records highest single-day spike with 69 COVID-19 cases

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland has surged to 280.

Nagaland on Monday recorded its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 positive cases with 69 new cases, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 280, state Health Minister S Pangyu Phom said.

The health minister posted on Twitter that the 69 new cases were among those 275 samples tested. Of them, 65 cases are reported from Peren quarantine centre, three from Dimapur quarantine centre and one from Zunheboto quarantine centre, he added.

"Out of 275 samples tested, 69 new cases of COVID-19 +ve have been reported. 65 patients from Peren QC, 3 from Dimapur QC & 1 from Zunheboto QC," the minister tweeted on Monday.

Of the total 280 COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state, 141 patients have recovered from the virus while 139 are active cases, the health minister added.

On Sunday, Nagaland reported 10 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 211.

First Published:June 22, 2020, 4:22 p.m.