Guwahati: Nagaland's Mokokchung district has finally registered its first case of the COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 30.
On the evening on June 27, 2020, a female returnee from Delhi was tested COVID-19 positive through the Truenat testing method at the Mary Mead Quarantine Centre at Impur, stated Limawabang Jamir, the Deputy Commissioner of the district.
Subsequently, the sample was sent for re-verification to the BSL-3 lab in the capital city of Kohima on Sunday, June 28. The sample was again tested positive and the result was declared on the morning of June 30. The DC has informed that the patient is currently at the COVID care centre in Mokokchung and that she is asymptomatic and her condition is stable.
Earlier in the day, Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom stated that 8 more COVID-19 positive cases had been registered in the state within 24 hours. With the detection of these fresh batch of cases, the total number of positive cases rose to 459. While 168 patients have recovered from the dreaded disease, 291 cases are still active.
Nagaland 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).