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Coronavirus in Nagaland: 2 more cases detected, total surges to 130

2 Kohima quarantine centre inmates have tested positive for the Coronavirus in Nagaland

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Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: Two more persons have tested positive for the Coronavirus Nagaland, taking the tally of cases up to 130. Both the fresh cases have been reported from a quarantine facility in the state capital Kohima.

"2 new cases of COVID-19 positive have been reported out of 293 samples tested. Both cases are from Kohima Quarantine Centre", Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted.

It needs mention here that 12 more Covid-19 patients have recovered from the disease on Wednesday. Moments after 4 patients from Dimapur tested negative for the contagion, 8 patients in the state capital Kohima also tested negative in their second test. "12 more patients have tested negative of COVID-19 in their second test. 8 are from Kohima, and 4 are from Dimapur. All the patients are under observation", Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted.

Nagaland, which was coronavirus-free two weeks ago, on Saturday become the fourth north-eastern State after Assam, Tripura, and Manipur with total positive cases in three digits. With the return of around four lakh natives from the south and north India, coronavirus cases in eight north-eastern States have spiked upwards at a dramatic rate.

Earlier in the day, one more person had tested positive for the dreaded Covid-19 cases in Nagaland on Wednesday, taking the overall tally up to 128. "Out of 273 samples tested, 1 new case of COVID-19 +ve from Kohima Quarantine Centre have been reported in the last 24 hours", Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom informed on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the number of cases in India continue to rise dramatically. In a positive sign, however, the number of active patients fell below the number of recovered patients for the first time.

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