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Arunachal Pradesh Logs 358 Fresh COVID Cases and Five Deaths

Arunachal Pradesh reported 358 more COVID-19 cases, pushing the total caseload in the northeastern State to 30,850, a senior health official said on Saturday.

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ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh reported 358 more COVID-19 cases, pushing the total caseload in the northeastern State to 30,850, a senior health official said on Saturday.

The death toll in the frontier state rose to 138 with five more persons with comorbidities, including a lady, succumbed to the disease in the past two days, the official said.

The fresh Coronavirus casualties were reported from Changlang, Namsai, Tawang and East Siang districts and all the patients were undergoing treatment at various health facilities, State Surveillance officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Kurung Kumey district recorded the highest number of fresh infections at 59 followed by the Capital Complex region (54), Changlang (43), Namsai (30), West Kameng (24), Longding (23), East Kameng (22), Lohit (19) and Papumpare at 14.

Ten each cases were also reported from Upper and Lower Subansiri, nine from Kra Daadi, eight from Lower Siang, seven each from East and West Siang, five from Upper Siang, four from Lower Dibang Valley, three each from Tawang and Tirap, two from Anjaw and one each from Siang and Kamle district respectively.

Of the fresh cases 339 were detected through rapid antigen tests, 9 through RT-PCR and 10 through TrueNat method, the SSO said adding, 138 people have symptoms.

The active cases in the state now stand at 3,274, he said. As many as 288 patients recovered from the disease on Friday taking the number of recoveries in the state to 27,438, Jampa said.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stand at 88.94 per cent while the active percentage stands at 10.61 and the positivity rate at 6.31 per cent, he said. The Capital Complex Region - comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas - has the highest number of active cases at 550, followed by Changlang (358), West Kameng (222), Namsai (218), Tawang (215) and Lohit at 203 cases.

Altogether, 6,63,519 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the state so far, including 5,673 on Friday, Jampa said.

State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung said that a total of 4,11,272 people have been administered Covid-19 vaccine doses so far in the state since the inoculation drive began in January.

The state as on Friday has a total of 1,54,800 vaccine doses available including, 1,29,850 supplied from the Centre and 24,950 purchased by the state government from Serum Institute of India, Dr Padung added.

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