* State registers 60 new cases * 918 people recover till date
ITANAGAR: Altogether 60 more persons, including 13 security personnel and four Health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the State's caseload to 1,758 on Tuesday.
Of the 60 new cases, while 14 were reported from East Siang followed by Namsai (13), Changlang (9), Lower Siang (6), five each from East Kameng and Capital Complex, three each from Papum Pare and West Siang and one each from Longding and West Kameng districts respectively.
"A total of 13 security personnel of various central paramilitary forces — six in Changlang, four in Lower Siang and three in West Siang districts — are among the fresh patients. On the other hand, four Healthcare workers were also infected by the virus in East Siang district. A total of four asymptomatic patients and have been shifted to COVID Care Centres," said State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa.
Among the patients who have recovered from the infection and were discharged from hospitals on Monday are 67 including 45 from the Capital Complex region, seven from Lohit, six from Upper Siang, five from Papum Pare and one each from Changlang, Lower Dibang Valley, Lower Siang and Kamle , he said.
Arunachal Pradesh now has 692 active cases, while 1,063 people have recovered from the disease and three have died.
The Capital Complex region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases at 213, followed by Changlang (130), East Siang (52), Namsai (49), Tirap and East Kameng with 42 cases each.
A total of 1,483 people have tested positive for the infection in July, Jampa said.
The State is witnessing an increasing trend in the recovery rate since July 15. It stands at over 60 per cent at present.
"A total of 918 people have recovered from the disease from July 15 till date, while 1,373 new cases were detected during the period. This is a good sign for the State," Jampa said.
The State government has so far tested 91,227 samples for COVID-19, including 2,196 on Monday.
Arunachal Pradesh reported its first COVID-19 case on April 2 and the patient recovered from the disease on April 16. The state registered its second case on May 24.