Nagaland registered 68 new Covid19 positive cases and no death on Sunday.
A total of 86 people recovered from Covid19 infection in the last 24 hours.
According to the health and family welfare department, Dimapur recorded 18 new cases, Kiphire 4, Kohima 20, Longleng 1, Mokokchung 22, Mon 2 and Phek district registered 1 case.
Of the 86 recoveries, Dimapur registered 23, Kiphire 4, Kohima 25, Mokokchung 9, Peren 19 and Phek district registered 6 recoveries.
The state’s total caseload now stands at 25,519 while the number of active cases stands at 1,234.
So far, 485 people died due to the infection while a total of 23,077 patients recovered.
Altogether 709 people migrated from the state.
Meanwhile, in its weekly bulletin, released on Saturday the health department said the dominant virus in Nagaland was found to be the Delta variant as per genome sequencing of samples of Covid19 cases.
On June 10, a total of 98 samples were sent for genome sequencing at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics in West Bengal.
Of those samples, a total of 93 samples were detected as Delta variant, two Kappa variant and one Alpha variant while the results of two are awaited.
Joint director and nodal officer, BSL Labs/Whole Genome Sequencing, Dr Vinotsole Khamo told media persons at the BSL-3 lab in Naga Hospital Authority Kohima that the Delta variant is a variant of concern with fast and strong transmissibility rate.
She said transmissibility rate of the variants is Beta variant (28 percent), Alpha (24 percent to 34 percent), Gamma (33 percent to 51 percent), Kappa (28 percent to 89 percent) and the Delta variant (78 percent to 121 percent).
Khamo said samples are sent based on certain criteria such as PCR, CT values and viral load, etc.