Itanagar, Sep 9 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday recorded its sharpest single-day spike of 221 Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 5402, while the fatalities toll rose to nine following death of a 41-year-old man, a state Directorate of Health Services (DHS) bulletin said.
On the other hand, 127 Covid-19 patients were discharged following their recovery from the virus, it said. Of the new positive cases, Papum Pare reported the highest at 66, followed by Itanagar Capital Complex (ICC) 60, East Siang 21, West Siang 14, Changlang 11 and Lohit 10.
Nine cases were also reported from Lower Subansiri, six each from Upper Siang and Lower Dibang Valley (LDV), four from Lower Siang, three each from Namsai and East Kameng, two each from Leparada, Kurung Kumey and Tawang, oneeach from Tirap and Upper Subansiri.
Forty-four among the 66 cases from Papum Pare are ITBP personnel detected from quarantine facility while 15 from Gumto check gate and seven from Hollongi check gate. Of the 60 cases from ICC, 17 reported from paid quarantine testing centre here, 15 from Banderdewa check gate,14 from TRIHMS, Naharlagun, 11 from RKM Hospital here, two reported from CCC-SOA here and one is reported from SQF, Lekhi.
Thirteen among the 21 cases from East Siang are primary contacts of positive case detected earlier, one is secondary contact of positive case detected earlier,two each are military and GREF personnel, three are shopkeepers and two detected from Ruksin check gate.
Barring 43, all the patients are asymptomatic. According to State Surveillance Officer, Dr L Jampa, a 41-year- old man who tested positive for Covid-19 and a known case of diabetes under medication since six-years was referred from General Hospital Bomdila to DCH, Itanagar on Monday evening. His condition deteriorated on the way at 2100 hours nearby Jamuguri in Assam and was taken to Jamuguri Hospital for management. He was declared clinically dead at 2130 hours.
The dead body was brought back to Bomdila immediately and was cremated there by the DA and Health Team yesterday according to SOP, Dr Jampa said.