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Nagaland�s COVID-19 tally breaches 1,000-mark

By Newmai News

DIMAPUR, July 20 - Nagaland�s COVID-19 tally crossed the 1,000-mark after the State reported 33 fresh cases today. The present tally stands at 1,021.

According to Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, out of 454 samples tested, 33 of them tested positive for COVID-19. He also said that out of the 33 fresh cases of COVID-19, 16 were from Dimapur, 12 from Mon district and 5 from Kohima.

With this update, the State has now 576 active cases of COVID-19. The number of recovered cases stands at 445, as of today.

Meanwhile, people woke up today in the State capital Kohima and in commercial hub Dimapur to see many places sealed by the administration as precautionary measure either after COVID-19 cases were reported from these places or based on reports of contact tracing.

In Kohima, after 4 individuals tested positive for COVID-19, some localities in Lower Chandmari, D-Block and Naga Bazaar have been sealed by the administration.

�In Dimapur, State Bank of India located at Dhobinalla in the heart of Dimapur and the SBI staff quarter, Block-C at Bank Colony have also been sealed after an SBI employee who was recently transferred from Dimapur tested positive in Guwahati.�

Three hospitals in Dimapur have also been partially sealed by the administration.

Meanwhile, even though the number of COVID-19 cases has crossed the 1,000 mark today, people in the State are carrying out their daily chores as usual.

The State�s commercial hub Dimapur continues to witness brisk business activities even though the two main markets � New Market and Hongkong Market � in the heart of the city are yet to open.

It may be mentioned here that the markets open from 9 am to 2 pm daily, except on Sundays.

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