Arunachal reports 295 new COVID-19 cases


Itanagar:  Arunachal Pradesh reported 295 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the tally to 32,483, a senior health official said.

The toll rose to 158 as three women succumbed to the disease in the past two days, the official said.

The women, who had comorbidities, were from Capital Complex Region and Changlang, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Capital Complex Region reported the highest number of fresh cases at 37, followed by Changlang (36), West Kameng and Kurung Kumey (27 each), he said.

The new cases were detected after testing 6,469 samples. While 283 cases were detected through rapid antigen tests, nine were found through RT-PCR and three via TrueNat method, the official said.

There are 2,713 active cases in the state at present, he said.

In the last 24 hours, 389 patients recovered. The total number of recoveries in the state is 29,612.