by NEWSNER , 2021-04-19 12:27:07
Twenty more people, including five security personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally within the state to 16,987, a senior official said on Monday.
The price remained at 56 as no fresh fatality was reported within the last 24-hours, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
All the cases were detected through rapid antigen tests. Barring six, all are symptomatic, the official said.
Nine new cases were reported from Lower Dibang Valley, while five each from East Siang and therefore the Capital Complex region and one from Changlang district, Jampa said.
Arunachal Pradesh now has 122 active COVID-19 cases.
Five army personnel, who had returned from New Delhi are among the new patients, the SSO said. Three more persons recuperated from the disease on Sunday taking the entire number of recoveries within the northeastern state to 16,809, the official said.
The COVID-19 recovery rate stood at 98.95 per cent and therefore the positivity rate at 0.72 per cent.
The Capital Complex Region — comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas — has the very best number of active cases at 44, followed by Lower Dibang Valley district at 42, East Siang (10), West Kameng and Namsai with six active cases each, Papumpare (4), Lohit, East Kameng and Changlang with two cases each, while Tawang, Leparada, Lower Subansiri and Upper Siang has one active case each.
As many as 4,19,969 samples are tested for COVID-19 thus far, including 238 on Sunday, Dr Jampa said.
Meanwhile, State Immunization Officer Dr Dimong Padung said that a complete of 1,78,493 people were inoculated within the state including 1,38,560 who received the primary shot of the vaccine and 39,933 have received the second jab thus far, since the vaccination drive began in January this year.