Nagaland has registered 13 more COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 673.
Confirming the detection of the new cases, Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status said: “Update! 13 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.”
In the tweet, health minister Phom also said all the infected patients are from the Peren quarantine centre.
In his briefing on Nagaland’s COVID19 status as on Thursday, principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha said: “As on today, the total number of positive cases in the state stands at 673.”
“All the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID19 Hospitals and COVID19 Care Centres,” Sinha said.
He further said active surveillance and contact tracing is in progress to prevent further spreading of the infection.
Out of the 673 positive cases, the total active cases are 369, and 304 have recovered.
“As per the severity of symptoms, 368 active cases are asymptomatic and 1 case is moderate,” he added.
Till date, a total of 15,062 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR. The results of 14,214 samples have been received.
Out of the 15,062 samples, 9,626 samples were received at the BSL-3 lab in the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK).
A total of 9,381 samples have been tested in the BSL-3 lab, out of which 480 samples have tested positive, Sinha said.
Stating that 8,694 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat, Sinha said: “8,232 samples have tested negative, and 238 samples have tested positive which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.”
A special train which originated from Bengaluru in Karnataka on July 6 carrying about 307 stranded persons of Nagaland reached Dimapur on Thursday at about 8 AM, he added.