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Covid-19 claims one more life in Arunachal

The state saw the single-day Covid19 recoveries exceeding the fresh cases as 379 people were cured of the disease against 326 new infections

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Itanagar: One more Covid19 positive patient has lost his life in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district, bringing the state’s death toll to 286, a senior health official said on Sunday.

A 78-year-old male patient with comorbidity, who tested Covid19 positive through a rapid antigen test at the First Referral Unit (FRU), Ruksin in East Siang on January 25 and left the health facility ‘against medical advice’, died at his Depi Mongku village residence on January 28, State Surveillance Officer, IDSP, Dr L Jampa said.

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On the other hand, for the second day on the trot, the state saw the single-day Covid19 recoveries exceeding the fresh cases as 379 people were cured of the disease against 326 new infections, he said. Following detection of the fresh cases, the state’s tally of confirmed cases shot up to 61,953 and with 379 recoveries, the total number of recovered cases rose to 58,524.

As a result, the state’s active caseload has slightly dropped to 3,143. Of the new cases, Itanagar Capital Complex accounted for the highest (132) number of fresh infections, followed by West Kameng (36), Papum Pare (33), Lower Subansiri (21), East Siang (20), Leparada (18) and Namsai (13) districts.

Among other districts, Longding reported nine cases, Tawang and Upper Siang seven each; while four each came from East Kameng, Kamle and Lower Dibang Valley, and three each from Tirap and Upper Subansiri. 203 of the total cases turned out to be asymptomatic and 123 symptomatic, the official said.

The day’s positivity rate was 25.54 percent, slightly more than the figure of 24.32 percent given in Saturday’s bulletin.. The state had tested 1276 samples for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking its cumulative figure to 12,36,186.

Of the 3143 Covid patients under treatment, 3071 are in home isolation and the rest are at different hospitals. On the inoculation front, the State administered 1696 Covid19 vaccine jabs, including 610 precaution (booster) doses, to its eligible citizens during the past 24 hours, taking its cumulative vaccination coverage to 15,74, 963, State Immunisation Officer Dr D Padung said.

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