ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday recorded 668 fresh Covid-19 infections, the highest single-day tally this month, which pushed the caseload to 60,072, a senior official said here.
The frontier State had recorded 462 cases on Monday, the official said.
The death toll increased to 283 after a tourist from Assam succumbed to the infection at a health facility in Tawang, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
An Army man, one ITBP jawan, an official of the BRO and three NDRF personnel were among the newly infected patients, Jampa said, adding that over 30 inmates of the Central Jail here have also been infected with the virus. Altogether 56,476 people have recuperated from the disease, including 288 on Monday, the SSO said, adding that the recovery rate in the State stood at 94.01%.
Arunachal Pradesh currently has 3,313 active cases. The Capital Complex Region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active cases at 1,349, followed by West Kameng at 229, Namsai at 223.