Nagaland reported five more cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total number of infected to 9 in the state.

Of the 5 cases, 4 have been reported from Dimapur while 1 person hails from Kohima. The patients are currently undergoing treatment at COVID-19 facilities in Dimapur and Kohima.

Taking to Twitter Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom wrote, “Another 5 more returnees from Chennai tested COVID19 +ve this morning; 4 from Dimapur and 1 from Kohima. With this, we have 9 active case in Nagaland. They all are undergoing proper medical treatment at COVID19 Hospital Dmp & Khm respectively.”

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All of these nine people who tested positive returned from Chennai on May 22 by a Shramik Special train. Earlier, 3 persons had tested positive for coronavirus in the state on Saturday.

It may be mentioned that Nagaland is witnessing a rise in positive cases following the return of stranded individuals to the state from different parts of the nation.