India, Nov. 19 -- A fresh spike in Covid-19 cases is sweeping through Nagaland with 710 new infections and two deaths being reported in the last five days.

The rise in cases is mostly because of increased testing and aggressive contact tracing being carried out, said Dr. Nyan Kikon, the state nodal officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme. He said there was also an increase in the number of security personnel coming in from high risk places outside the state. Armed forces and security personnel constitute 45% of the state's Covid-19 tally.

The official said that amid fears of new infections rising during the winter, the state's health department along with the support of all the government agencies is preparing itself with ...