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Nagaland records highest single-day spike of 309 COVID-19 cases

DIMAPUR: In a highest single-day spike this year, altogether 309 Covid-19 positive cases were recorded in Nagaland today.

The state also recorded another death due to COVID-19 complications.

Of the new cases, 200 were recorded in Dimapur, 63 in Kohima, 32 in Mon, nine in Mokokchung, three in Phek and two in Zunheboto, Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted.

Phom said the number of active cases in the state now stand at 2,433 while the total Covid-19 tally so far is 15,580.

The number of deaths due to Covid-19 has gone up to 112.

The minister said as many as 112 people have recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, which includes 102 from Dimapur, nine from Kohima and one from Peren district.

With this, a total of 12,540 people have recovered from the disease in the state so far.

Meanwhile, the Wokha District Task Force for Covid-19 at a review meeting at deputy commissioner’s office today decided to conduct random testing in critical areas and set up testing centres at Bhandari and Sanis as suggested by MLA Chumben Murry.

Wokha additional deputy commissioner Lankonsen Tsanglao, who chaired the meeting, said the war room for Covid-19 in the district is fully functional and urged the department concerned to give daily reports of their activities for uploading in the state portal.

He also said to ensure adequate caution and social distancing the Wokha Town Council will very shortly come up with an order for opening and closure of shops on alternative days as preventive measure against the infection in the district.

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Wokha medical officer Dr C.W. Tungoe said 14,903 persons, including frontline workers, health care workers and people above 45 years of age, were vaccinated out of the 20780 vaccines received in the district.

He said 47 people are under home quarantine and three under Covid Care Centre while there are 43 confirmed and six active cases in the district. There was one death, 37 patients recovered 37 and 10 people migrated, he added.

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