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Arunachal Reports Record 480 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 New Fatalities

Arunachal Pradesh registered its highest single-day spike of 480 new Covid-19 cases, which pushed the tally in the state to 24,573, a senior health department

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ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh registered its highest single-day spike of 480 new Covid-19 cases, which pushed the tally in the state to 24,573, a senior health department official said on Tuesday.

Surge in Covid Cases & Death in Arunachal Pradesh

The Covid death toll rose to 102 after four more persons from Capital Complex Region, Lohit, Tirap and Papumpare districts succumbed to the covid infection since Sunday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The four coronavirus-positive patients died while undergoing treatment in medical facilities, he said. Changlang district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 93, followed by cases in other regions of arunachal pradesh...

Tawang - 68,

The Capital Complex region - 67,

Namsai - 55,

Lower Subansiri - 31,

Lower Dibang Valley - 28,

Lohit and East Siang at 27 each,

West Kameng - 20,

Upper Siang - 13 and

Upper Subansiri - 10

Also, 8 new cases each were also recorded in Kamle and Dibang Valley, six from Anjaw, five from Papumpare, four from East Kameng, three each from Kra Daadi and Pakke Kessang and two each from Longding and Shi-Yomi respectively, the official said.

Of the fresh cases, 454 were detected through rapid antigen tests, 7 through RT-PCR and 19 through TrueNat method, the official said adding, 231 people have symptoms.

Arunachal Pradesh now has 3,127 active cases.

As many as 249 people were cured of the disease on Monday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 21,344.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stand at 86.86 per cent while the active percentage stands at 12.72 and the positivity rate at 7.27 per cent, the official said.

The Capital Complex Region - comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas - has the highest number of active cases at 605, followed by Changlang (362), Tawang (313), Namsai (229), Lower Dibang Valley (225), Lower Subansiri (224), Lohit (191), West Kameng (163), Upper Subansiri (160) and East Siang at 112.

Altogether, 5,39,733 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the state so far, including 6,607 on Monday, Jampa said.

State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung said that over three lakh 3,32,903 people have been inoculated so far in the state since the vaccination drive began in January.

Keeping in view the spurt in corona virus cases, the state government has imposed complete lockdown in Namsai, Anjaw, Dibang Valley, Lower Subansiri and Lohit districts till May 31 next.

The Capital Complex Region and Tawang district is already under a complete lockdown until May 31.

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