ITANAGAR: The COVID-19 tally in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 32,483, with 295 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Friday.
The death toll in the frontier state increased to 158 as three women succumbed to the disease in the past two days, the official said.
The women with comorbidities from Capital Complex Region and Changlang, died while undergoing treatment at various health facilities, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Capital Complex Region reported the highest number of fresh cases at 37, followed by Changlang (36), West Kameng and Kurung Kumey at 27 each, Lohit (24), Tawang (21), East Siang, East Kameng, Namsai and Upper Subansiri at 14 each, Kra Daadi and Longding at ten each, he said.
Eight new cases were also reported from Lower Subansiri, seven from Anjaw, six each from Lower Dibang Valley and Pakke Kessang, five from Upper Siang, four from Papumpare, three each from Kamle and Leparada, two from West Siang and one each from Lower Siang, Shi-Yomi and Tirap district respectively, the SSO said.
Of the fresh cases 283 were detected through rapid antigen tests, 9 through RT-PCR and 3 via TrueNat methods, the official said adding, 122 people have symptoms.
The active cases in the northeastern state now stand at 2,713, he said.
As many as 389 patients were cured of the disease on Thursday taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 29,612, Jampa said.
The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stands at 91.16 per cent while the active percentage stands at 8.35 and the positivity rate at 4.56 per cent, he said.
The Capital Complex Region - comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas - has the highest number of active cases at 421, followed by West Kameng (280), Changlang (252), Namsai (196) and Lohit with 150 cases.
Altogether, 7,00,761 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the state so far, including 6,469 on Thursday, Jampa said.
State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung said that a total of 4,58,869 people have been administered Covid-19 vaccine doses so far in the state since the inoculation drive began in January.