Arunachal records 154 new Covid-19 cases, death toll climbs to 10

Itanagar, Sep 12 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh continued to witness spike in Covid-19 cases with detection of 154 fresh infections , taking the state’s tally to 5825, while the fatalities toll rose to 10 following death of a 38-year-old woman, a Directorate of Health Services (DHS) bulletin said.

On the other hand, 121 Covid-19 patients were discharged following their recovery from the virus, it said.

Of fresh Covid-19 cases, Itangar Capital Complex (ICC) reported the highest at 70, followed by Papum Pare 18, and East Siang and West Siang 10 each.

Nine cases were reported from Lower Subansiri, six from Changlang, five from Leparada, four each from Kurung Kumey , Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) and Upper Siang, three each from Lower Siang and Lohit, two each from Upper Subansiri and East Kameng, one each from Namsai , Tawang, West and Siang.

Of 70 new cases from ICC, 26 detected from Banderdewa check gate, 14 each from TRIHMS, Naharlagun and RKM Hospital here, 13 from paid quarantine testing centre and three from Zoo area here.

Out of the 18 cases from Papum Pare, 10 reported from Hollongi check gate, four from Gumto check gate and four from DUDA testing centre Yupia.

Five among the 10 cases from East Siang are returnees from Assam while another five are secondary contacts of positive case detected earlier.

Of 10 cases from West Siang, five are returnees from Assam, four are primary contacts of positive case detected earlier and one is a health care worker. All the three cases from Lohit are ITBP personnel detected at quarantine facility. Barring 35, all the patients are asymtomatic.

According to the bulletin issued by the DHS last night, a 38- year- old woman died at 0215 hours on Friday in DCH, Chimpu here from acute respiratory distress syndrome(ARDS) with Covid-19 infection (tested positive on September 6 ).

She was shifted from DCHC, Midpu to DCH on Thursday night at 2000 in critical condition. She was an employee as Sanitary Assistant in RKMH, Itanagar, it said. Of 121 discharged , ICC reported the highest at 33, followed by Papum Pare 24, and Leparada 18.

The recovery rate is around 70.38 per cent while the total active cases in the state stands at 1689.


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