Nagaland’s Covid-19 tally rose to 8,296 with the detection of 157 positive cases on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 119 are from Dimapur, 30 from Kohima, three from Peren, two each from Mokokchung and Kiphire and one from Mon, principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha said in his briefing.
He said out of the 8,296 positive cases, 6,399 have recovered so far and 1,798 are active. There have been 22 deaths due to the virus.
As per the severity of symptoms, 1,716 active cases are asymptomatic, 60 mild, 15 moderate and four severe cases are on oxygen and three are on ventilator, he said.
He added that of the 8,296 positive cases, 3,699 cases are from the armed forces/ police, 1,625 returnees, 2,575 traced contacts and 397 frontline workers.
Sinha said a total of 58,866 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 57,747 samples have been received. In addition, a total 32,289 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 32,228 samples have been received. Through Rapid Antigen Test, 3,406 samples have been tested, he said.