DIMAPUR, June 8 - Nagaland�s Covid-19 tally has shot up to 123 with the detection of five more positive cases today.
�Five new cases of COVID-19 +ve have been reported out of 220 samples tested,� Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said in his official Twitter handle.
Out of the five new positive cases, two are from Dimapur quarantine centre and three from Kohima quarantine centre.
Phom said the state�s positive cases stood at 115 after recovery of eight patients.
Meanwhile, 121 people, 115 from Kolkata and six from Guwahati arrived in Dimapur by a flight today.
After medical screening at the airport, all the passengers were taken to the Agri Expo site here by Nagaland State Transport (NST) buses for segregation to different quarantine centres.
In another development, altogether 17 persons, 12 males and five females, arrived in Kiphire from Dimapur by an NST bus this morning.
The returnees were received by Kiphire Deputy Commissioner Sarita Yadav along with police and medical staff at the helipad.
After screening, they were transported to the institutional quarantine set up at Loyola Higher Secondary School building in Kiphire.