Guwahati: Nagaland has reported 7 fresh Covid-19 cases on Friday morning, taking the tally in the state upto 25.
Confirming this through subsequent tweets, Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom informed that of the 7 fresh cases, 2 are from Dimapur, 4 are from Kohima, and a single case is from Tuensang district.
Alert!— S Pangnyu Phom (@pangnyu) May 29, 2020
5 more tested positive of COVID19.
1 at Dimapur & 4 at Kohima. All returnees from Chennai.
Nagaland stand at 25 as on 7:20 am of 29/05/2020.
#Alert!— S Pangnyu Phom (@pangnyu) May 29, 2020
Two more tested Positive for COVID19. Both are returnees from Chennai.
1 from Dimapur & 1 from Tuensang.
Now, we have 20 active cases.
Yesterday, 9 more Covid-19 positive cases were detected in Nagaland, raising the tally to 18. Notably, this is the sharpest single-day spike reported in the Northeast Indian state which was the last in the nation to report virus cases. All are returnees from Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
Five Covid-19 cases were officially confirmed in Nagaland on Wednesday morning, taking the tally in the state up to 9. Of these cases detected yesterday, 4 patients are from Dimapur, and 1 patient is from Kohima.
"Another 5 more returnees from Chennai tested COVID-19 positive this morning; 4 from Dimapur and 1 from Kohima. With this, we have 9 active cases in Nagaland", wrote Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, taking to Twitte
Meanwhile, the Health Minister has urged the people of the state not to discriminate against the frontline fighters who are batting the deadly contagion. "The positive case of COVID-19 was anticipated. We knew that this deadly virus will not spare our state when we decided to bring all returnees back. Let us stay positive and fight this Pandemic together. Do not discriminate the front line workers and do not panic because together, we can", Phom said.
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 situation closely monitored." A day later, one more Chennai-returned person tested positive for the virus, taking the number of cases upto 4.
Nagaland, like other Northeast Indian states, has recently witnessed a sharp spike in recent times, largely owing to the return of citizens who were stranded outside the state in more Covid-prone areas.