One new case takes Arunachal’s COVID-19 tally to 16,830


Itanagar: One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the tally in the state to 16,830, a health department official said on Sunday.

The fresh case was reported from Lohit district and detected through rapid antigen test, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Two persons were cured of the disease on Saturday, taking the total number of recoveries in the northeastern state to 16,767.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stands at 99.62 per cent.

State Immunisation Officer (SIO) Dimong Padung said 19,142 health workers have so far received the shots of COVID vaccine, including 483 on Saturday.

Seven cases of adverse event following immunisation have been reported, he said.

Arunachal Pradesh now has seven active cases, while 56 people have succumbed to the disease.

The state has conducted 3,95,795 sample tests for COVID-19, including 595 on Saturday, and the positivity ratio is at 0.04 per cent, the SSO added. PTI