DMAPUR, June 16 - The COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland stood at 179 with two more samples testing positive today, Principal Secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha said.
During a briefing, Sinha said that out of the 179 positive cases, 79 are active and 100 people have already recovered. He said all the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 hospitals. All the 79 active cases in the State are asymptomatic.
Among the 179 cases, four cases are in the age group of 0-17 years, 169 cases between 18-44 years, four cases between 45-64 years and two cases between 65-74 years. There are 111 males and 68 females among the patients.
Sinha said that till Tuesday, 6,987 samples have been tested and the results of 5,582 have been received. The results of 1,405 samples are awaited.
At the BSL-3 laboratory at the Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima, 3,607 samples have been tested, out of which 135 have tested positive, he added.
Sinha said a special train carrying 583 stranded citizens of Nagaland from Delhi had reached Dimapur on Tuesday.
He added that Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom, Planning and Coordination Minister Neiba Kronu and Adviser to Information Technology, Science and Technology and New and Renewable Energy departments Mmhonlumo Kikon, attended a video conference called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.