Nagaland reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, one more death

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Kohima, Dec 16 (PTI) Nagaland's COVID-19 tally mounted to 11,787 as 26 more people tested positive for the infection, while the death toll rose to 73 with one person succumbing to the virus, a health department official said on Wednesday.

The state now has 594 active COVID-19 cases, the official said.

'26 +ve cases of # COVID-19 detected today. Dimapur- 11, Kohima- Mokokchung- 5 each, Mon-Peren- 2 each & Phek- 1.

Also, 23 +ve patients have recovered. Kohima- 14, Peren- 6, Dimapur- 3,' said Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.

A total of 10,993 people have recovered from the virus so far, the official said. The COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 93.26 per cent, said Director of Health and Family Welfare Department, Dr Denis Hangsing in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.

Of the 73 COVID-19 fatalities, 63 are due to the contagion, seven had comorbidities while the death of three patients is under investigation, he said.

Altogether 127 patients have migrated to other states.

The district-wise distribution of COVID-19 cases is Dimapur (6,362), Kohima (3,656), Mon (602), Peren (498), Tuensang (238), Mokokchung (148), Zunheboto (142), Phek (45), Kiphire (39), Wokha (39) and Longleng (18).

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 4,762 are traced contacts, 4,641 are armed forces or security personnel, 1,823 returnees from other states and 561 frontline workers, he said.

So far, a total of 1,17,886 COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland, including 71,532 through RT-PCR, 36,461 on TrueNat and 9,893 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Hangsing said. PTI NBS RG RG