UT News Service | JULY 13: Nagaland reported the highest single day rise of COVID-19 on Monday, taking the tally to 845 cases.
According to Health minister S Pangyu Phom, 71 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the State on Monday.
“Out of 816 samples tested in the past 24 hours, 71 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed,” informed Nagaland Health and Family Welfare minister, S Pangnyu Phom.
According to the minister, out of the 71 fresh cases, 60 are from Dimapur, 7 from Mon district and 4 are from Kohima.
Meanwhile, Nagaland also reported a share of good news on Monday as the State recorded 13 recovered cases of COVID-19.
S Pangnyu Phom said that 13 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the State on Monday. 10 cases from COVID-19 Care Centre, Jakhama, 2 cases from Dimapur and 1 case from Kohima have recovered.
“However, they will be kept under strict surveillance”, the minister added.
With this update, there are 518 active cases of COVID-19 and 327 recovered cases as of now in Nagaland.
It can be mentioned here that, three days ago the Nagaland government had extended lockdown till July 31.
According to the State government, the extension of lockdown had become necessary given the COVID-19 situation.
As of now, shops and other business establishments are functioning from 9 am to 2 pm from Monday to Saturday. However, in the commercial hub Dimapur, two important markets New Market and Hongkong Market in the heart of Dimapur are yet to open.