ITANAGAR: At least seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, raising the total tally in the State to 259, a senior Health department official said on Sunday. Meanwhile, the markets of Itanagar and Naharlagun on Saturday witnessed a scene of utter chaos soon after the government's announcement for the lockdown. Hundreds thronged to the markets and resorted to panic buying while long traffic jams were also witnessed.
Of the seven, four are from Anjaw district which was coronavirus-free till Friday; two from Tirap; and one from the State capital, the official said.
All fresh cases were reported from isolation centres, where people are being placed under quarantine following their return from other states, Surveillance Officer L Jampa said.
The lone coronavirus patient in Tawang district was discharged from a hospital on Saturday following his recovery, Jampa said, adding that the man had been advised to stay at home and monitor his health over the next 14 days.
Arunachal Pradesh currently has 182 active cases, while 76 people have recovered from the disease so far. One person has succumbed to the infection. A total of 26,569 swab samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.
The Capital complex — comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa — has registered the maximum number of coronavirus cases in the State at 82, followed by Changlang district at 52, West Kameng at 21 and Namsai at 10.
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