Nagaland reports seven more COVID-19 cases, total cases 43

Kohima reported four cases while Dimapur reported three cases.

Nagaland registered seven more COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state to 43, official sources said on Sunday.

Taking to Twitter, Nagaland State Health Minister S P Pangnyu Phom said that the new patients are all Chennai returnees. Kohima reported four cases while Dimapur reported three cases, he said.

"Out of 92 samples tested, 4 Female & 3 Male, all returnees from Chennai has tested COVID19 +ve. 4 at Kohima & 3 at Dimapur," the minister tweeted.

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It may be mentioned that all COVID-19 confirmed cases reported in the state are Chennai returnees. Nagaland reported its first COVID-19 cases on May 25 after three persons who returned from Chennai, Tamil Nadu by train tested positive for the virus.

On April 12, a 33-year-old businessman from Dimapur, tested positive for COVID-19 but he was added to Assam’s tally as he was tested and treated at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Assam.

Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 in India surged to 1,82,143, including 86,984 recovered cases and 5,164 deaths. The number of active cases stood at 89,995, according to the data released by the Union Home on Sunday morning.

 

First Published:May 31, 2020, 6:51 p.m.