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One more Covid death reported in Arunachal, toll at 292

The patient had not received any dose of the Covid vaccine

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Itanagar: Even if the rate of infection is on the wane, the Covid19 pandemic has claimed one more life in Arunachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours, pushing its death toll to 292, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

“A 65-year-old female Covid positive patient with co morbidity, who was admitted at the Dedicated Covid Hospital, Chimpu here on Saturday died on Monday due to acute respiratory distress syndrome with Covid 19 pneumonia”, State Surveillance Officer, IDSP, Dr L Jampa said.

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The patient had not received any dose of the Covid vaccine. Meanwhile, the Northeastern state continues to see the daily Covid19 recoveries exceeding the fresh cases for the 11th consecutive day. With 139 cases being registered in the last 24 hours, the state’s tally of confirmed cases swelled to 63,619.

During the period, 294 more people were cured of the infection that took the total number of recoveries to 61,884. Subsequently, the state’s active caseload has further reduced to 1443. Twenty-two of the fresh cases were detected in Itanagar Capital Complex, closely followed by Lower Subansiri at 21 and Lohit at 19.

Among other districts, Namsai reported 13 cases and Tawang 12, while eight cases came from West Kameng and seven each from East Siang and Lower Dibang Valley. Of the total cases, 61 turned out to be asymptomatic and 78 symptomatic, the official said, while adding that the day’s positivity rate was logged at 8.06 percent as against the previous day’s 12.34 per cent.

The hilly state had tested 1724 samples for Covid19 in the past 24 hours, taking its cumulative figure to 12,50,055. On the other hand, the state administered 4015 Covid19 vaccine doses to its eligible citizens during the past 24 hours that took its cumulative vaccination coverage to over 15.95 lakh, State Immunization Officer Dr D Padung said. 

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