The COVID-19 tally in Nagaland breached the 8,000-mark on Tuesday as 67 more people tested positive for coronavirus, including 31 armed forces personnel.

The 67 new cases have pushed the state’s tally to 8,020, of which, 6,267 patients have recovered from the disease. The recovery rate in the state is currently at 78.14 per cent.

“67 positive cases of COVID-19 detected today Dimapur 38, Kohima 13, Tuensang 11 and Mon 5,” Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said in a tweet.

“Also, 60 positive patients have recovered Tuensang 27, Kohima and Mon districts 13 each and Dimapur 7,” he said.

So far, 29 persons have succumbed to the virus, while the active cases stands at 1,657.

With a total of 4,350 cases, Dimapur district has registered the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state.