The COVID-19 recovery rate in Nagaland rose to 87.86 per cent as the state for the 10th consecutive day reported more patients recuperating from the disease than fresh cases.

At least 117 patients recovered from the infection on Friday, taking the total recoveries to 8,195.

With 63 fresh infections, the overall case tally in the state mounted to 9,327.

Of the positive cases, 41 have been detected from Dimapur, 16 from Kohima, 3 from Mon, 2 from Mokokchung and 1 from Peren district.

“63 positive cases of COVID-19 detected today Dimapur 41, Kohima 16, Mon 3, Mokokchung 2, Peren 1. Also, 117 positive patients have recovered Dimapur 76, Kohima 37, Zunheboto 2 and one each in Wokha and Kiphire districts,” said Minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.

The active cases in Nagaland stands at 997, while 48 patients have succumbed to the virus so far.

So far, a total of 1,02,234 samples have been tested for COVID-19 which include 63,824 samples through RT-PCR, 34,085 using TruNat and 4,325 on Rapid Antigen Test in the state.