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Arunachal's COVID-19 tally rises to 740; Record spike of 90 fresh cases

Arunachal Pradesh on Monday recorded its biggest single-day jump of 90 COVID-19 cases, taking the State’s tally to


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 July 2020 3:27 AM GMT


ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh on Monday recorded its biggest single-day jump of 90 COVID-19 cases, taking the State's tally to 740. At present, Arunachal Pradesh has 455 active cases. While 282 people have recovered from the disease, three died. A total of 39,288 samples have been tested in the State so far, said State Surveillance Officer L Jampa.

The Capital Complex has recorded most of the cases at 272, followed by 33 in Changlang, 30 in Namsai, 24 in East Siang, 22 in Papum Pare, and 14 each in Lower Subansiri and Lower Siang.

The State has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases since July 1, with 549 cases reported in the last 20 days.

The north-eastern State remained virus-free till May 23. It witnessed a spurt in COVID-19 cases after residents started returning from other parts of the country.

The Capital Complex reported the maximum number of 56 new cases, followed by 14 from Papum Pare district, seven from Upper Siang, five from Namsai, three each from East Siang and West Siang, and one each from Leparada and Lower Dibang Valley districts.

The Capital Complex region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa, is under total lockdown at present. While seven new cases in this region were detected in a quarantine centre, the remaining ones were found in various areas during Rapid Antigen tests.

The new cases in Papum Pare, Upper Siang, Namsai and Lower Dibang Valley were found among those who returned to the State from other parts of the country and are under quarantine at present. Two cases each in East Siang and West Siang districts were also detected among those quarantined. The person who tested positive in Leparada district is a Health Care worker. Only six of the new patients have symptoms.

Besides, eight persons — four from Changlang, and two each from Namsai and West Kameng districts — were discharged from hospitals on Sunday after recovery. They were advised two-week home quarantine and self-monitoring, the senior Health official added.

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