Nagaland's COVID-19 tally crosses 12,000-mark

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Kohima, Jan 13 (PTI) Nagaland's COVID-19 tally on Wednesday crossed the 12,000-mark following the detection of six new cases, state Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

The COVID-19 caseload in the northeastern state had surpassed the 11,000-mark on November 26 last.

'Even as seven coronavirus patients were cured of the disease during the day, detection of six fresh cases has pushed the caseload in the state to 12,003,' the minister said.

The fresh cases were reported from Dimapur (three) and one each in Kohima, Mokokchung and Mon districts, he said.

The total number of recoveries was 11,674 and the state now has 103 active cases, he said.

The death toll remained at 86 while 140 patients have migrated to other states, Director of Health and Family Welfare Dr Denis Hangsing said in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.

The state has conducted 1,22,366 sample tests for COVID-19 so far, including 72,729 through RT-PCR, 36,891 through TrueNat method and 12,746 through Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Hangsing said. PTI NBS MM MM