ITANAGAR: Altogether 83 more persons, including 14 security personnel and seven Healthcare workers, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the State's tally to 1,673.
Of the new cases, 38 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 10 from East Siang district, eight from Tirap, seven from West Kameng, four each from Lower Siang and Upper Siang, three each from Tawang and Lower Subansiri, two each from Namsai and Shi-Yomi and one each from Changlang and Londing.
"A total of 14 security personnel of various Central paramilitary forces - six from Tirap, four from Upper Siang, two from Lower Subansiri and one each from Tawang and Lower Siang districts are among fresh patients," said State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa.
On the other hand, seven Healthcare workers have been diagnosed with the disease in East Siang district. All, barring four, are asymptomatic and have been shifted to COVID Care Centres.
A total of 51 patients were discharged from hospitals on Saturday. Arunachal Pradesh now has 701 active cases, while 969 people have recovered from the disease and three died of it.
The Capital Complex region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases at 259, followed by Changlang (121), East Siang (42), Namsai (41), East Kameng (35) and Tawang (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.
A total of 1,483 people have tested positive for the infection in July. The State government has conducted 86,288 tests for coronavirus so far, Dr Jampa added.
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.
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