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Nagaland registers 57 more COVID-19 cases

Out of 513 samples examined by the Nagaland health authorities, 57 cases were found positive for Covid-19

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 July 2020 6:01 AM GMT

Guwahati: Nagaland has registered 57 fresh cases of the COVID-19 virus, the state's health minister confirmed in a tweet on Wednesday, July 23.

Out of the 513 samples that were examined, 57 cases were found positive for the Covid-19 virus. It has been reported that out of 57 positive cases, 23 infected patients are from Dimapur, 18 cases are from Kohima, 7 from Zunheboto, 5 cases are from Peren and 2 each are from Mon and Mokokchung respectively, confirmed Nagaland Health minister S Pangnyu Phom. This is a significantly higher number compared to yesterday when 9 COVID-19 cases were detected in the state.

Meanwhile, the Nagaland Government has chosen not to impose a "total lockdown" in the state, despite calls from several quarters to do so.

The High-Powered Committee yesterday held an emergency meeting that was chaired by Neiphiu Rio, the Chief Minister. The demand for a total lockdown was discussed in the meeting, and the dignitaries said that a total lockdown in the state shall not be imposed.

The High Powered Committee, however, the District Task Force (DTF) in Dimapur and Kohima to convene a meeting and decide whether or not to impose total lockdowns in their respective districts.

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