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.
Update!— S Pangnyu Phom (@pangnyu) July 22, 2020
Out of 513 samples tested, 57 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.
23 in Dimapur, 18 in Kohima, 7 in Zunheboto, 5 in Peren & 2 each in Mon & Mokokchung.
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.