ITANAGAR: Altogether 78 more persons, including 18 security personnel and seven Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, raising the State's virus count to 4,112, said , State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa on Tuesday.
Arunachal Pradesh now has 1,220 active cases, while 2,885 people have recovered from the disease and seven died of the infection.
A total of 2,058 people have been cured of the disease during August while, 2,509 people, including 972 security personnel, have been diagnosed with the disease in the state during August, the official said.
The Capital Complex has reported the highest number of active cases at 191, followed by West Kameng at 184, East Siang district at 162, Changlang at 114, West Siang at 87 and Tawang at 80.
The Capital Complex region comprises Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas.
The State has so far tested 1,67,615 samples for the infection including, 3,081 on Monday, Dr Jampa added.
Of the 78 new cases detected on Tuesday, 22 were reported from the Capital Complex region, nine from West Kameng; eight from Changlang; seven from Tawang; six from Papumpare; five from East Kameng; four cases each from East Siang and Lower Siang; two each from West Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Tirap and Shi-Yomi; and one each from Lower Subansiri, Namsai, Anjaw, Upper Subansiri and Lohit respectively. Barring six, all of them are asymptomatic and shifted to Covid care centers, he said.
"Among the new patients are 18 security personnel including three army men — two in Tawang and one in West Kameng along with 13 para military personnel — six in Changlang, three in East Kameng, two in Tirap and one each in Namsai and Lohit and two policemen, one each from Lower Subansiri and East Siang. Besides, seven personnel of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) — four in Tawang and one each in Upper Subansiri, Lower Dibang Valley and Lower Siang — are also infected with the virus," said Dr Jampa.
Meanwhile, 63 cured patients were discharged on Monday. Among them are 18 from Papumpare; 17 each from Capital Complex region and Changlang; four from East Kameng; two each from Anjaw and West Kameng; and one each from Kamle, Tawang and Lohit districts, the official said.
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