Arunachal Pradesh reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, one more fatality


Itanagar: At least 22 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 16,652, a health department official said on Tuesday.

The death toll rose to 56 after a 50-year-old coronavirus patient died at a hospital in Tawang district on Monday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

“The man died due to a septic shock with hepatorenal syndrome. He was also suffering from a chronic liver disease with anaemia,” he said.

Of the fresh cases, ten were reported from Tawang, three from the Capital Complex region, two each from Tirap and Namsai and one each from Changlang, Lower Dibang Valley, Upper Siang, West Kameng and West Siang, the SSO said.

Twenty-one new cases were detected through rapid antigen tests and one through RT-PCR method.

Barring three, all the new patients were asymptomatic, the official said.

Nineteen people were cured of the disease on Monday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 16,369.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state currently stands at 98.30 per cent, and the fatality ratio is at 0.33 per cent, the official said.

Arunachal Pradesh now has 227 active cases.

The Capital Complex region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active cases at 81, followed by Tawang (35), West Kameng (21), East Siang (18) and Changlang (11).

The state has so far tested 3,73,351 samples for COVID-19, including 658 on Monday, and the positivity rate is at 1.70 per cent, Jampa added. PTI