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20 security personnel among 38 new corona cases in Arunachal

Altogether 38 more persons, including 20 security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Aug 2020 2:48 AM GMT


– Recovered patients: 1,482 – Toll: three

– State's active cases rise to 670

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ITANAGAR: Altogether 38 more persons, including 20 security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the State's caseload to 2,155 on Monday. "A total of 286 security personnel have been diagnosed with the disease since August 1," said State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa.

Of the fresh cases reported, there were 11 from East Kameng district, five from East Siang, four from Lower Siang, three each from the Capital Complex region, West Siang and Tirap districts, two each from Anjaw, Papumpare, Tawang and Namsai and one from Upper Siang district.

"Among them are 20 paramilitary personnel, including nine in East Kameng, three each in West Siang, East Siang and Tirap and one each in Anjaw and Papumpare districts," he elaborated.

All, barring five, are asymptomatic and they have been shifted to COVID Care Centres.

Meanwhile, 52 more persons were discharged from hospitals on Sunday after they recovered from COVID-19, he said. Arunachal Pradesh now has 670 active cases, while 1,482 people have recovered from COVID-19 and three died of it.

The Capital Complex region comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has 104 active cases, followed by East Kameng (103), Namsai (101), Changlang (100) and East Siang (47).

The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in Arunachal Pradesh has improved significantly as 698 people have been cured of the disease since August 1.

The State has reported 673 fresh coronavirus cases in August so far.

Arunachal Pradesh has so far tested 1,06,792 samples for COVID-19, including 1,921 on Sunday. The first case was reported on April 2 and the patient recovered from the disease on April 16. The State registered its second case on May 24.

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