ITANAGAR: A COVID-19 patient was discharged from the Covid Care Centre in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday after his swab samples tested negative after three consecutive tests, a senior Health official said.
The patient, who is from Pakke Kessang district, was discharged after successfully recovered from novel coronavirus, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa informed.
The patient was asymptomatic at the time of discharge. He was advised to go for 14 days home quarantine, Dr Jampa added.
Papum Pare deputy commissioner (DC) Pige Ligu handed over the discharge slip to the person after his three Consecutive swab samples came negative.
Taking to tweeter Chief Minister Pema Khandu said, "Glad to share that covid-19 positive from Pakke has recovered & tested consecutive two negative. He is being discharged from Covid Care Centre for 14 days home quarantine."
Arunachal Pradesh on Monday reported six new fresh cases of COVID-19 cases, taking the total infected cases in the state to 57, with 55 active while two discharged after being cured.
Changlang, the worst affected district in the state recorded the highest number of novel coronavirus positive persons with 37 cases.
Till date, seven COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from the capital complex – comprising Itanagar and Naharlagun, 37 from Changlang, two each from East Siang, Namsai and Lohit and one each from Lower Dibang Valley, Tawang, Upper Siang, Tirap and West Siang districts.
The first case in Arunachal Pradesh was reported on April 2, when a 31-year-old man tested positive for the disease following his return from a religious congregation in Delhi. He was discharged from hospital on April 16.
After almost six weeks, the State registered its second case on May 24, with the return of a 30-year-old student, also from Delhi.