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Nagaland COVID-19 cases surge to 127

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, June 9 - Five samples tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland today, taking the State�s tally to 127, Principal Secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha said. The active cases stand at 119, he added. All the patients are getting medical attention at the designated COVID-19 hospitals in the State.

Sinha said that 152 samples were tested through the TrueNat machine on Tuesday, out of which 114 samples tested negative. The results of 38 samples are awaited.

Out of the 127 positive cases detected so far, 117 are asymptomatic and 10 have already recovered, he said.

Till date, 4,732 samples have been tested and the results of 3,518 samples have been received. A total of 5,922 people are currently under facility quarantine in the State.

Sinha said a special train from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, departed for Dimapur around 2.30 pm today. Stranded people of Nagaland are travelling from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in this train. A bus carrying 17 passengers from Jharkhand and Bihar and another bus carrying 34 passengers from Madhya Pradesh will also reach Nagaland, Sinha added.

Meanwhile, addressing media persons at the conference hall of the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare in Kohima, Principal Director, Health and Family Welfare Department, Dr Vizolie Z Suokhrie, said that due to misconception about coronavirus there has been a panic reaction among the public, leading to stigma and discrimination, particularly against Health workers. He said if the frontline health workers are discriminated against, the target of winning the fight against the virus will be impossible.

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