State COVID-19 positive cases rise to 25
Nagaland on Friday registered seven new positive cases of COVID-19 taking the state’s tally to 25. Health & Family Welfare minister S. Pangnyu Phom took to twitter Friday morning informing that of the seven cases one was from Tuensang, four from Kohima and two from Dimapur. All the positive cases were returnees from Chennai. As on May 29, Dimapur recorded a total of 14 COVID positive cases, Kohima- 6 and Tuensang- 5. According to the Health department’s COVID-19 bulletin, the cumulative number of COVID-19 suspected samples sent for testing on Friday was 1934, out of which 1371 was received with 1346 negative and 25 positive cases. The results of 563 were awaited.
Further, 63 samples tested by the Truenat testing machines were all negative.
Nation-wide tally reaches 1.68 lakh
PTI Adds: Nationwide count of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 1.68 lakh on Friday with a record number of nearly 7,500 people testing positive for the dreaded virus infection across states and union territories. The death toll crossed 4,700, but recoveries also rose sharply to surpass 81,000.
In its morning update, the Union Health Ministry said the death toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 4,706 in the country, while the number of cases climbed to 1,65,799, registering an increase of 175 deaths and a record jump of 7,466 cases in 24 hours since Thursday. However, a PTI tally of figures announced by states, as of 9.40 p.m., showed a higher number of 1,68,386 confirmed cases and the nationwide death toll of 4,784.