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14 Chennai returnees test Covid-19 positive in Nagaland; total 94

The Covid-19 tally in Nagaland has risen to 94 after 14 more Chennai returnees tested Covid positive

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jun 2020 5:08 AM GMT

Guwahati: The Covid-19 tally in Nagaland rose to 94 after 14 fresh cases were reported early in the morning today.

"14 new positive cases of Covid-19 has been reported in the last 24 hours out of 235 samples tested. All the samples tested were from Chennai returnees", Nagaland Health Minister S Phongnyu Phom tweeted.

Nagaland has been witnessing a steady rise in the number of virus cases amid the return of its citizens who were stranded in other parts of the country amid the nationwide curbs meant to mitigate the spread of the pathogen.

It may be recalled here that Nagaland reported its first cases of the virus on Tuesday, May 26, after three persons who had returned from Chennai tested positive. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in a tweet said: "Unfortunately, two persons in Dimapur and one in Kohima have been tested positive for COVID-19. Please do not panic. We need to handle it with utmost care and responsibility. Necessary action of contact tracing and containment measures are being taken and the situation closely monitored." Yesterday, Nagaland registered its highest single-day spike with 22 cases. Notably, Peren district reported its first case of the virus.

At the same time, India continues to register an unprecedented jump in the number of cases. Alarmingly, India witnessed the highest single-day jump of 9,304 cases and 260 fatalities on Thursday. At the same time, the total rose to 2,16,919 cases and 6,075 deaths.

Globally, there have been 6,702,767 cases of Covid-19 and 393,212 deaths. In a positive development, however, 3,251,608 people have recovered from the deadly disease.

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