Guwahati: 6 more patients in Nagaland have recovered from the Covid-19 virus on Thursday, taking the number of recoveries up to 109 (or 56%). Out of the 192 cases recorded so far, 84 are still active.
Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said that out of the 6 recovered patients who have tested negative in their second test, 2 are from Jalukie and 4 are from Dimapur. With this new set of recoveries, the recovery rate in Nagaland has improved to 56.47, which is far above the national average.
Meanwhile, no new cases of the virus have been discovered on Thursday. "Out of 317 samples tested, no positive cases for COVID-19 have been reported", Phom said in a tweet that he posted earlier.
It is to be mentioned that two weeks 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).
However, the recovery rate has also climbed in the Northeast Indian state by leaps and bounds in the recent past, with several patients being discharged over the week after recovering from the dreaded virus.
Update!— S Pangnyu Phom (@pangnyu) June 18, 2020
6 more patients have tested negative of COVID-19 in their second test. 2 from Jalukie & 4 from Dimapur.
Meanwhile, India continues to record thousands of more Covid-19 cases each year. On Thursday, India's Covid-19 death toll stood at 12,268 and crossed 3.67 lakh cases. The nation recorded a single-day jump of 12,881 COVID-19 cases and 334 new fatalities.