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Arunachal Pradesh's COVID Caseload Rises to 27,642, 116 More Deaths

Three hundred and seventy more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the total caseload in the northeastern state to 27,642, a

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ITANAGAR: Three hundred and seventy more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the total caseload in the northeastern state to 27,642, a senior health department official said on Wednesday.

The death toll in the state increased to 116 after a woman succumbed to the infection on Tuesday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The 40-year-old lady from Capital Complex Region died at Rama Krishna Mission Hospital (RKMH) here, due to COVID Pneumonia, the official said.

The Capital Complex region continued to witness the highest number of fresh cases with 81, followed by Lower Subansiri (32), Lower Dibang Valley and Changlang at 30 each, Namsai (25), Tawang and West Kameng at 23 each, Anjaw (21), East Siang (17), Upper Subansiri (14), Dibang Valley (13), East Kameng (12) and Lohit at 11 cases.

Nine new cases were also reported from Papumpare, six each from Tirap and Leparada, five each from Upper Siang and Lower Siang, three each from Longding and Pakke Kessang and one from Kurung Kumey district, the SSO said.

Of the fresh cases 345 were detected through rapid antigen tests, 15 through RT-PCR and 11 through TrueNat method, the official said adding, 116 people have symptoms.

The frontier state now has 3,772 active cases.

At least 352 more people were recovered from the disease on Tuesday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 23,754.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stands at 85.93 per cent while the active percentage stands at 13.64 and the positivity rate at 5.67 per cent, Jampa said.

The Capital Complex Region - comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas - has the highest number of active cases at 677, followed by Tawang (418), Changlang (416), Namsai (292), Lower Subansiri (288), Lower Dibang Valley (259) and West Kameng with 221 cases.

Altogether, 5,92,424 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state so far, including 6,519 on Tuesday, Jampa said.

State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung said that a total of 3,44,890 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses so far in the state since the inoculation drive began in January.

Keeping in view the spurt in coronavirus cases, the state government extended lockdown in seven districts of the state for seven more days till June 7.

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