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Biggest single-day COVID-19 spike in Arunachal; Tally rises to 1,591

Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases as 107 more people


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Aug 2020 4:28 AM GMT

* Active cases: 670 * Recovered: 918 * Toll remains at three


ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases as 107 more people, including 40 security personnel, tested positive for the disease, taking the State's tally to 1,591, said State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.

As on date, Arunachal Pradesh has 670 active cases, while 918 people have recovered from the disease and three died of it.

Of the fresh cases, 22 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 38 from Changlang district, 14 from East Siang, 12 from East Kameng, 11 from Namsai, four from Longding and one each from Lower Dibang Valley, Lower Siang, Tirap, Papum Pare and West Kameng.

"Altogether 40 security personnel of various Central paramilitary forces — 37 from Changlang and one each from Papum Pare, Namsai and Tirap — are among the fresh patients," he said.

Barring three, all are asymptomatic and have been shifted to COVID Care Centres. A total of 91 patients were discharged from various hospitals on Friday.

The Capital Complex region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active COVID-19 cases at 247, followed by Changlang (120), East Siang and Namsai (39 each), Tirap (36), East Kameng (35), Tawang (29) Papum Pare (49), Tirap (43), Tawang (29) and West Siang (27).

Arunachal Pradesh witnessed a spurt in coronavirus cases after residents of the State started returning from other parts of the country during the nationwide lockdown.

A total of 1,400 people have tested positive for the infection in July. The State government has conducted 81,865 tests for coronavirus so far, said Dr Jampa.

Arunachal Pradesh reported its first COVID-19 case on April 2; and the patient recovered from the disease on April 16. The State registered its second case on May 24.

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