ITANAGAR: Altogether 84 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the Coronavirus caseload in the State to 14,752 on Saturday. As on date, Arunachal Pradesh has 1,938 active cases and 12,777 patients have recovered from the disease. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the State is 86.61 per cent. A total of 37 persons have succumbed to the infection so far, with 19 coronavirus related deaths reported this month, informed State Surveillance Officer (SSO) DrLobsangJampa.
Of the new cases, 37 were reported from the Capital Complex region; six from Anjaw; five each from Upper Subansiri, West Siang, Namsai and Upper Siang; four each from Lohit and Siang; three from East Siang and Tirap; and one each from Changlang, Tawang, Kamle, Longding, Lower Subansiri, Papumpare and West Kameng districts.
An Army persennel from West Kameng also contracted the disease. Barring 34, all new patients are asymptomatic and have been shifted to COVID Care Centres.
The Capital Complex region — comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas — has the highest number of active cases at 1,109 followed by West Siang at 146, West Kameng at 80 and East Siang at 76, said DrJampa.
As many as 3,16,633 samples were examined for COVID-19 so far, including 1,884 on Friday, he added.