Nagaland has reported four deaths due to Covid19 infections so far.
“However, investigation is on and subject to further verification to establish the link with Covid-19 as morbid conditions were present,” Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom said on his official Twitter handle.
A 78-year-old patient of Kalibari Road died in the Covid19 hospital on July 24 while a woman from Assam was found dead at a paid quarantine centre at a hotel in Dimapur on July 22.
Their confirmatory RT-PCR test results arrived on Saturday and they have been confirmed Covid19 positive, sources said.
The elderly man was admitted to the district Covid19 hospital on July 22 after his sample tested positive in the TrueNat test.
The woman from Assam reportedly checked in the paid quarantine at MP Road in the early hours of July 22.
She was found dead around 5 am on that day by a medical team in her room, who went there following a distress call.
She was reportedly two months’ pregnant and was unwell when she reached Dimapur.
There was no official confirmation on whether the other two deaths occurred because of Covid19 at the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, 50 new cases of Covid19 were detected out of the 344 test results on Saturday.
Out of the new positive cases, 20 have been reported from Mon, 19 have been reported from Dimapur, 7 have been reported from Kohima and four cases have been reported from Mokokchung.
The state’s Covid19 tally now stands at 1,289.