With 50 new COVID-19 positive cases reported from Nagaland on July 26, the total tally in the state reached 1339 with four deaths.
Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom stated on July 26 that out of 328 suspected tests, 50 came out positive for COVID-19.
Among the new cases, 28 were reported from Kohima, 13 cases from Mon and 9 cases from Dimapur.
The minister said that with this, the COVID-19 status in Nagaland as on July 26 stood as, 1339 positive cases out of which 794 are active cases. The state has reported “4 deaths” while 541 patients recovered from the disease.
The minister clarified that “investigation is on (to confirm the reported 4 deaths) and subject to further verification to establish the link with COVID-19 as co-morbid conditions were present.”
The Nagaland COVID-19 Dashboard also put the number of deaths at 4, with a disclaimer that the “Cause of death under investigation”.
The state Health department also informed that the actual cause of the 4 reported fatalities were “all subject to confirmation through investigation.”