Kohima (Nagaland): Twelve Army personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland's Kohima district, officials said on Thursday (June 25).

Health and family welfare department officials said 12 Army personnel of Jakhama Army camp quarantine centre tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

A group of Army personnel had returned to Jakhama garrison from different parts of the country last week and were put under strict quarantine as per the military SOP rules within the camp jurisdiction, officials said.

Twelve COVID-19 positive cases were reported on Wednesday, taking the total infections in Jakhama Army camp to 15, they said. Earlier, a COVID-19 case was detected in the camp on June 19 and two cases on June 23.

All the 15 Army personnel are admitted to the Jakhama Army Hospital and all are asymptomatic, sources said.

The state health department and the Army have started contact tracing of persons who came in contact with the positive patients from their place of origin and back to camp.

All the 15 positive cases of Army personnel are included in Nagaland's COVID tally, the official added.

However, Nagaland has so far reported 355 cases of COVID-19. The state registered eight new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Assam has reported 6,370 positive cases of the novel coronavirus so far. The state recorded 314 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.