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Arunachal corona death toll rises to 13; New COVID patients: 170

The COVID-19 tally of Arunachal Pradesh rose to 6,466 as 170 more persons — including 24 security personnel

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Sep 2020 3:40 AM GMT

* Recovery rate: 72.03%

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ITANAGAR: The COVID-19 tally of Arunachal Pradesh rose to 6,466 as 170 more persons — including 24 security personnel — tested positive during the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 toll also rose to 13 after two persons in Changlang district succumbed to the infection.

"A 63-year-old non-tribal woman with Covid-19 positive from Miao in Changlang district, died on way to the Dedicated COVID Hospital at Pasighat in East Siang district on Tuesday," said State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa on Wednesday. She was suffering from chronic asthma and gastritis. She was referred to the District Hospital at Tezu in Lohit district on September 13 and later referred to Pasighat due to low SPO2.

"Another non-tribal man died at Kharsang in Changlang district on Tuesday. The 52-year-old man detected with coronavirus was in home isolation and was suffering from terminal stage lung cancer."

Of the fresh cases, 87 were reported from the Capital Complex region; 17 from Papumpare; 15 from West Kameng; 10 from Changlang; seven each from Tawang and Lower Subansiri; and five each from Lower Dibang Valley and East Siang districts; four each from West Siang and Longding; two each from Namsai, Tirap, Lohit and Upper Subansiri; besides one from Pakke Kessang.

"Among the fresh patients are 14 Army men, four Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans, three Assam Rifles personnel, two Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) constables and one CRPF constable. A Healthcare worker from Upper Subansiri and a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) man from Lower Dibang Valley were also diagnosed with the disease. Barring 30, all are asymptomatic and shifted to COVID Care Centres," said Jampa.

As many as 127 people were cured of the disease and discharged from hospitals on Tuesday, taking the number of recoveries to 4,658 in the State. The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients in Arunachal Pradesh now stands at 72.03 per cent. Arunachal Pradesh has 1,795 active cases at present.

The Capital Complex region — comprising the areas ofItanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa — has the highest number of active cases at 517, followed by Papumpare at 190. The State has so far tested 2,10,345 lakh samples for COVID-19, including, 2,186 on Tuesday, the official added.

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