ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday reported 65 new COVID-19 patients, including 22 security personnel, taking the State's total count to 1,855, said State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa.
Of the fresh cases, 10 were reported from Capital Complex region, 19 from Changlang district, 12 from East Siang, eight from Lohit, four each from East Kameng and West Siang, three from Namsai, two from Tirap and one each from Lower Dibang Valley, Papumpare and Tawang.
All, barring six, are asymptomatic and have been shifted to COVID Care Centres. Meanwhile, 105 patients were discharged from various hospitals in the State on Wednesday. he State is witnessing an encouraging trend in the recovery rate since July 15. It stands at over 61 per cent at present. "Altogether1,065 people have been cured of the disease from July 15 to August 5, while 1,467 new cases were detected during the period," Jampa said.
Arunachal Pradesh now has 642 active cases. While 1,210 people have recovered from the disease, three died of the infection.
The Capital Complex region comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active 165 COVID cases, followed by Changlang (150), Namsai (49), East Siang (46), East Kameng (40) and Tirap (32). Arunachal Pradesh witnessed a spurt in novel coronavirus cases after the residents of the State started returning from other parts of the country during the nationwide lockdown.The State government has so far tested 95,983 samples for COVID-19, Dr Jampa said.