Four northeastern states — Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim — have not reported any Covid-19 death so far...Read More
NEW DELHI: Four northeastern states — Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim — have not reported any Covid-19 death so far. The number of positive cases in these states have also been comparatively less than the rest of the country, the health ministry said on Friday.
It said lack of testing facilities and dedicated Covid-19 hospitals had initially hampered the fight against the virus in the northeastern states, but the infrastructure has since been stepped up.
Till Friday, the eight NE states together reported 3,731 active cases, while there have been 5,715 recoveries. The death toll in the entire region stood at 12, the ministry said.
“A critical pillar which hampered the efforts was complete lack of testing facilities. But today, because of the focussed attention of the Centre through the health ministry, the region has 39 testing labs in the public sector and three in the private sector, totalling to 42 laboratories,” the ministry said.