93 fresh COVID-19 cases on August 5, state tally at 2498

Dimapur, August 5(MExN): Nagaland is inching towards the 2500 mark of COVID-19 cases as 93 fresh cases were reported on Wednesday, taking the tally to 2498.

While Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom’s Twitter update earlier in the day reported 94 cases, the Nagaland COVID-19 bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare stated that one case was ‘Retest Positive’, so only 93 fresh cases were counted for August 5.

Out of the 93 cases, Armed Forces in Dimapur and Kohima accounted for 59 cases while the others were returnees, traced contacts and ‘others’.

Dimapur had a total of 88 fresh cases on August 5 while 5 cases were reported from Kohima.

Meanwhile, according to the COVID-19 bulletin, the number of recoveries increased to 685 on Wednesday.

Two Raj Bhavan staff test positive

Two members of Nagaland Raj Bhavan Staff tested positive for COVID-19, according to an official update on Wednesday. However, the rest of the staff including the Governor have tested negative, the update added. 

"Two members of Rajbhavan staff were tested Covid 19 +ve and are in Covid Care centre. Rest all were tested and found -ve," the official Twitter handle of Raj Bhavan Kohima stated in a post. 

This is the first time the exact number of cases in the Raj Bhavan has been officially updated in public domain.