Compulsory COVID-19 tests for all who entered Nagaland after Dec 20

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Kohima, Dec 28 (PTI) In the wake of the emergence of a mutated strain of the virus in the UK, all persons who have come to Nagaland after December 20 have been asked to report to their district-level coronavirus task forces for compulsory COVID-19 testing, a senior health official said on Monday.

'Those arriving after the issuance of this circular are to self declare at the point of entry, inform their respective district task forces and self isolate themselves for standard testing protocols,' Principal Director of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Vizolie Z. Suokhrie, said in a press release.

Meanwhile, Nagaland on Monday recorded an all-time high COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.19 per cent as 20 patients recuperated from the disease, while 14 fresh infections pushed the state's tally to 11,911, another health official said.

On Sunday, the northeastern state's COVID-19 recovery rate was 96.14 per cent.

Altogether 11,458 coronavirus infected patients have recovered from the disease till date, while the number of active COVID-19 cases is 243, said Director of Health and Family Welfare Department Dr Denis Hangsing in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.

'14 +ve cases of #COVID-19 have been detected today.

Mokokchung- 5, Peren- 3, Dimapur- Kiphire- Kohima- 2 each. 20 +ve patients have recovered. Kohima- Mokokchung- 6 each, Dimapur- 5, Tuensang- 3,' Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted.

Demise of an infected patient in Mokokchung district has increased the death toll to 79, out of which 10 had comorbid conditions, Dr Hangsing said.

A total of 131 patients have migrated to other states, he said.

So far, 1,19,858 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland, including 72,362 through RT-PCR, 36,685 on TrueNat and 10,811 Rapid Antigen Tests, said Dr Hangsing. PTI NBS MM MM