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Arunachal Pradesh COVID-19 tally soars to 12,768

Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 12,768 on Thursday as 207 more persons tested positive for the infection


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Oct 2020 5:07 AM GMT


ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 12,768 on Thursday as 207 more persons tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the State's coronavirus death toll to 29 during the last 24 hours. The State has registered 12 coronavirus fatalities this month, said State Surveillance Officer (SSO), Dr Lobsang Jampa on Thursday.

The State now has 3,045 active coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, 121 more COVID-19 patients were cured of the disease across the State, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,694. The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the State stands at 75.92 per cent.

A 70-year-old man from Naharlagun's Lekhi village died at the Chimpu-based COVID-19 hospital on Wednesday. He died due to septic shock and multiple-organ failure. He had tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to the hospital on October 6.

Of the 207 new cases, 64 were reported from the Capital Complex region; 24 from Lower Dibang Valley; 18 from West Siang; 14 from West Kameng; 13 from East Siang; 12 from Changlang; 11 from Tirap; nine from Lohit; eight from Lepa Rada; six from Lower Subansiri; five each from Siang and Namsai; four each from Pakke Kessang and Upper Siang; two each from Anjaw, Kurung Kumey, Papumpare and Longding; and one each from Kamle and Tawang districts.

Among the new patients are three personnel each of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the State Police; a jawan each from the Army and the Assam Rifles; besides two Health workers and an undertrial prisoner.

The Capital Complex region — comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa — has registered the highest number of active cases at 1,430, followed by West Siang (325), Changlang (181) and East Siang (153).

So far, the State has tested 2,83,856 samples for COVID-19, including 2,900 on Wednesday, added Dr Jampa.

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