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Arunachal Pradesh registers 166 COVID-19 cases, one death

Arunachal Pradesh reported 166 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the virus tally in the northeastern State to 51,139.


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Aug 2021 4:22 AM GMT


ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh reported 166 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the virus tally in the northeastern State to 51,139. The toll tally in the frontier State increased to 252 with a woman succumbing to the infection on Friday, said State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa Dr Jampa here on Saturday.

The 30-year-old woman from the CCR (Capital Complex Region) died at the Dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH) at Chimpu, near here, due to acute respiratory distress syndrome with COVID Pneumonia.

The CCR recorded the highest number of new cases at 41, followed by Lower Subansiri (19), Changlang (14), West Siang and Papumpare at 10 cases each, Tawang and Lohit at 9 each and Lower Dibang Valley at 8 cases.

A total of seven fresh cases were also reported from Kamle, six from Upper Subansiri, five each from East Siang and Lower Siang, four each from Kra Daadi and Upper Siang, three each from Namsai and Leparada, two each from East Kameng and Pakke Kessang and one each from Anjaw, West Kameng, Tirap, Shi-Yomi and Longding district respectively.

Among the fresh cases, 151 were detected through RATs (Rapid Antigen Tests); nine through RT-PCR; and, six by the TrueNat methods, said the official adding that 88 people were with symptoms.

The active cases in the State now stand at 2,289. As many as 271 patients were cured of the disease on Friday taking the total number of recoveries in the State to 48,598.

The recovery rate among Coronavirus patients in the State stand at 95.03 per cent while the active percentage stands at 4.48 and the positivity rate at 4.26 per cent.

The Capital Complex Region - comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas -- has the highest number of active cases at 592, followed by Lower Subansiri (292), Papumpare (206), West Kameng (157), Lohit at (144) and Tawang with 100 cases. Altogether, 9,99,030 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the State so far, including 3,893 on Friday, added Jampa.

Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer (SSO) Dr Dimong Padung informed that 9,05,122 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses so far in the State since the inoculation drive began in January this year.

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