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Nagaland Covid-19 recovery rate reaches 68% after 13 more test negative

The recovery rate in Nagaland has continued to soar over the past week with the release of several Covid-19 patients

Nagaland Covid-19 recovery rate reaches 68% after 13 more test negative

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Jun 2020 11:35 AM GMT

Guwahati: 13 more Covid-19 patients in Nagaland have recovered from the dreaded infection today, taking the number of recovered patients up to 138. With this, the recovery rate in the Northeast Indian state has risen to 68.65 %.

"13 more patients have tested negative of COVID-19 in their second test. 11 from Dimapur & 2 from Kohima", Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted.

Earlier today, the state's health authorities reported 3 more Covid-19 positive cases on Saturday, taking the tally of 201. Out of 275 samples examined, 3 positive cases were found positive, taking the tally to 201. Out of 3 fresh cases found, 2 infected patients are from Kohima QC and the other patient is from Dimapur. "Out of 275 samples tested, 3 new cases of COVID-19 positive have been reported. 2 patients from Kohima quarantine centre and 1 from Dimapur quarantine centre", Phom tweeted.

It is to be mentioned that less than a month ago Nagaland was Coronavirus free but due to the heavy inflow of people, the state has become the fourth Northeastern State after Assam, Tripura, and Manipur with total positive cases in three digits. reported its first cases of the deadly contagion after 3 people - who had recently returned from Chennai tested positive on Monday, May 25. It needs mention here that earlier, a businessman from the state's commercial hub of Dimapur had tested positive for the virus, but he was added to the tally of Assam as he was tested and received treatment at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

Meanwhile, India registered the biggest single-day jump in its coronavirus tally with 14,516 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3.95 lakh cases, the Union Health Ministry said. A total of 12,948 patients have died in India since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, 375 patients died in the last 24 hours.

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