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Altogether 53 new COVID19 positive cases were detected in Nagaland on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 37 have been detected in Dimapur, eight in Kohima, six in Peren and one each case has been detected in Mokokchung and Phek districts.

The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 6,715.

In his briefing, principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha said out of the 6,715 positive cases, 5,444 people have recovered so far.

He said the total active cases in the state are 1,194 and there were 12 deaths due to the virus.

As per the severity of symptoms, 1,142 active cases are asymptomatic, 41 mild, six moderate, one severe, two with oxygen and two are on ventilators.

Of 6,715 positive cases, 3,153 cases of armed forces/ police, 1,535 returnees, 1,666 cases traced contacts and 361 frontline workers.

Sinha said a total of 53,421 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 52,262 samples have been received.

Besides, 29,320 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 29,230 samples have been received.

Through Rapid Antigen Test, 2,068 samples have been tested, he added.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com