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Nagaland registers 69 more Covid-19 cases, total jumps to 280

The number of Covid-19 cases in Nagaland has spiked upwards in Nagaland following the return of stranded citizens

Nagaland registers 69 more Covid-19 cases, total jumps to 280

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jun 2020 5:49 AM GMT

Guwahati: In a massive spike in the number of cases, 69 more Covid-19 cases have been detected in Nagaland today, taking the tally soaring upwards to 280. Till now, the state has reported 141 recoveries, which brings the total number of active cases to 139.

"Out of 275 samples tested, 69 new cases of Covid-19 positive have been reported. 65 patients are from Peren quarantine centre, 3 are from the Dimapur quarantine centre and 1 is from Zunheboto quarantine centre", Nagaland Health S Pangnyu Phom tweeted. Within a time period of 24 hours, Nagaland has now reported 79 Covid-19 positive.

"Out of 308 samples tested, 10 new cases of Covid-19 positive have been reported. 7 patients are from Kohima quarantine centre, 2 are from theTuensang quarantine, and 1 is from Phek quarantine centre", Phom tweeted yesterday.

However, later in the evening, as many as 3 patients -- 2 from Kohima and 1 from Dimapur -- tested Covid-19 negative in their second tests, taking the number of recoveries spiking upwards to 141.

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.

The state eventually reported its first cases of the deadly contagion after 3 people - who had 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).

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