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COVID-19: Nagaland registers highest one-day jump with 71 cases, total 845

The number of cases of the COVID-19 in Nagaland had increased by 26 on Sunday, but a massive uptick has again been observed with 71 fresh cases

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 July 2020 7:53 AM GMT

Guwahati: Nagaland's COVID-19 caseload increased to 845 on Monday, July 13, with the addition of 71 more cases – the largest single-day bump recorded in the history of the state.

To date, as many as 327 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the virus in Nagaland, leaving 518 as 'active' patients. Among these fresh COVID-19 cases, 60 have been reported in Dimapur, 7 in Mon, and 4 in Kohima, said Nagaland's health minister S Pangnyu Phom. "Out of 816 samples tested, 71 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 60 in Dimapur, 7 in Mon, 4 in Kohima", Phom wrote in a tweet.

This is a significant increase in the numbers in comparison to Sunday, when "only" 26 cases were reported from several districts across the state. At the same time, 8 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovering from the new coronavirus on the same day. "And another 8 more COVID-19 Patients in Phek, 5 in Peren & 1 in Kohima have recovered. All of them will be kept under strict surveillance", Phom informed via a tweet.

Tensions have soared in Nagaland amid the surge in COVID-19 cases despite the most stringent measures during the lockdown period. Although Nagaland's Government had taken every possible precaution, the influx of the returning citizens who were stranded amid the lockdown caused the cases to rise dramatically.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases has continued to spiral upwards in the nation and the tally has risen above 8.78 lakh. Across India, about 5.5 lakh patients have recovered so far from the COVID-19 and 23,174 deaths linked to the highly contagious illness have been registered. In the last 24 hours, 500 deaths from various parts of the country were reported.

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