Lockdown Extension News: Amid rising coronavirus cases, lockdown has been extended in Kohima, Nagaland till August 7. “This extension of the complete lockdown measures by the DTF Kohima is necessitated after taking into consideration and deliberating on the recent surge in the COVID-19 positive cases in the district outside the Quarantine Centre. Hence all the provisions of the Total lockdown order dated 23rd July 2020  will be in force”, read an official notification. Also Read - Global Covid-19 Deaths Surpass 690,000: CSSE

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The lockdown extension comes hours after Nagaland reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, with 126 more people testing positive for the infection. The new cases have taken the virus count in the state to 1,692.

Dimapur district reported 95 new cases while Kohima registered 31, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

The fresh infections have pushed the number of active cases in the state to 1,062, while 625 people have recovered from COVID-19 and five patients have died of it, the officials said.

The state had registered its previous highest single- day spike in COVID-19 cases on July 23 when 90 people had tested positive for the infection, they said.

Nagaland had reported its first coronavirus cases on May 25 after three returnees from Chennai tested positive for the infection. The state has witnessed a steady rise in the number of COVID-19 cases since then.

The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in Nagaland is 36.93 per cent.