ITANAGAR: At least 81 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, pushing the State's tally to 15,325, said State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa.
Arunachal Pradesh now has 1,603 active coronavirus cases, while 43 patients have succumbed to the infection so far. The positivity rate in the State currently stands at 10.75 per cent. Altogether 99 people were discharged from hospitals on Friday, taking the total number of recoveries to 13,679. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the State stands at 89.25 per cent.
Of the fresh cases, 15 were reported from the Capital Complex region; 16 from Shi-Yomi; nine from Lepa Rada; seven from Changlang; six from West Kameng; five each from East Siang and West Siang; four each from Namsai and Tirap; three from Anjaw; two from Pakke Kessang; and one each from Upper Subansiri, Lower Dibang Valley, Lower Siang, Lohit and Longding.
Among the fresh patients are two Indian Army personnel, an employee of Indo Tibetan Border Police, an Indian Reserve Battalion (IRBn) staffer and a CRPF jawan, besides six Health workers — three from Lepa Rada, two from Anjaw and one from Changlang.
Of the new patients, three were detected through TrueNat methods and 78 through Rapid Antigen Tests.
Barring 20, all new patients are asymptomatic and have been shifted to Covid Care Centres, he said.
The Capital Complex region — comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas — has the highest number of active cases at 920, followed by West Kameng (88), East Siang (66) and West Siang (62).
The State has, so far, tested 3,29,760 samples for COVID-19, including 1,948 on Friday, added the SSO.
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