ITANAGAR: Altogether 91 persons, including 19 security personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh during the last 24 hours, taking the State's tally to 1,330 on Wednesday. Of the total cases, while 710 are active ones. Meanwhile, 617 patients have recovered. The toll remains at three, said State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.
Giving further details, Dr Jampa said that 43 persons, including 16 from the Capital Complex region, recovered from COVID-19 and discharged from hospitals on Tuesday. The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in Arunachal Pradesh is 35 per cent and 68,034 samples have been tested for the disease in the state so far, Dr Jampa added.
Of the fresh 91 cases, the Capital Complex region reported 28 cases, followed by Changlang district (18), East Kameng (10), Tirap (8), Upper Siang (6), West Kameng (5), Lohit (4), East Siang (3), two each in West Siang, Namsai and Lower Dibang Valley districts and one each in Lower Siang, Leparada and Tawang districts respectively.
All the fresh infections in the Capital Complex region were detected during the Rapid Antigen tests. Of the 18 new cases reported from Changlang district, while 10 have been detected from the Rankatu Tea Estate at Bordumsa, two are Assam Rifles personnel who recently returned from Manipur and the others are civilians.
Of the 10 fresh cases in East Kameng district, while six have been reported from the district headquarters of Seppa, the four other cases are of Tawang returnees and have been detected at quarantine centres, Jampa said.
In Tirap district, of the eight infected persons, five are Assam Rifles jawans and three are Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.
While the six fresh cases from Upper Siang district are among Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel detected in quarantine centre, the five cases of West Kameng are returnees from Assam. One ITBP personnel infected with the virus was also detected from Leparada district.
The four fresh cases from Lohit district are members of the same family who returned to the district from West Bengal. The three cases in East Siang district are drivers of vehicles ferrying essential commodities. These three cases were detected at the check gate through RDT-Antigen tests.
The two new cases from Lower Dibang Valley and one fresh case from Tawang are Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) personnel, who had returned from outside and kept at quarantine facilities, Dr Jampa said, adding that the two new cases in Namsai district are police personnel.
The lone case detected in Lower Siang district, had returned from Karnataka and detected at quarantine centre. Barring two all the cases are asymptomatic and shifted to COVID Care Centres.
Arunachal Pradesh witnessed a spurt in coronavirus cases after residents of the State started returning from other parts of the country. The State recently registered a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, with 1,139 people testing positive for the infection since July 1, Jampa said.
Arunachal Pradesh reported its first COVID-19 case on April 2 and the person recovered from the disease on April 16. The State registered its second case on May 24.
The Capital Complex region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Banderdewa and Nirjuli areas, has the highest number of active COVID-19 cases at 353, followed by Papum Pare (54), Changlang (51), Namsai (38), Tirap (36), East Siang (33) and Tawang (27), the official said.