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Nagaland registers 2 more Covid-19 positive cases; recovery rate rises above 50%

Both the Covid-19 positive cases have been detected in Kohima quarantine centre

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Jun 2020 5:15 AM GMT

Guwahati: Amid the return of stranded citizens, Nagaland has registered two more Covid-19 positive cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of infected persons up to 172. To date, 92 persons in the state have recovered from the respiratory illness, and 87 cases are still active.

"2 new cases of COVID-19 +ve have been reported out of 316 samples tested. All cases are from Kohima Quarantine Centre", Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted.

Yesterday, the state had registered 9 more Covid-19 positive cases. "9 new cases of Covid-19 positive have been reported out of 418 samples tested. 5 are from Dimapur quarantine centre and 4 from Peren quarantine centre", Phom had informed on Twitter.

It needs mention here that Nagaland, which was coronavirus-free two weeks ago, last week became 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.

Meanwhile, India's Covid-19 tally rose further on Monday to cross 3.3 lakh and the number of deaths surpassed 9,500 even as the central and state governments stepped up their focus on ramping up testing capabilities and availability of beds for treating those infected with the dreaded virus infection.

At the same time, 180,000 people were cured of the infection, pushing the country's recovery rate to over 52%, according to data released by the Union health ministry. For 3 consecutive days, the recovery rate has remained higher across the nation.

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