ITANAGAR, Dec 6 - Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday reported 17 fresh COVID-19 cases while 20 patients were discharged after being cured of the viral infection.
With the addition of the new cases, the State�s COVID-19 caseload has shot up to 16,384, stated a bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services here.
Of the new cases, six were reported from Itanagar Capital Complex, three from Tawang, two from Upper Siang and one each from West Kameng, Lower Subansiri, Tirap, Changlang, East Siang and Anjaw.
Ten of the new cases were asymptomatic and seven symptomatic, the bulletin said.
Fifteen infections were detected through rapid antigen tests while one each was diagnosed through RT-PCR and TrueNat tests.
Meanwhile, the number of people who have recuperated from deadly disease has increased to 15,581 and the recovery rate now stands at 95.09 per cent.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the State declined to 748 as the positivity rate further plunged to 4.91 per cent. With 55 fatalities, the fatality rate is at 0.33 per cent.
The Capital Complex region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active cases at 552, followed by West Kameng (55) and Changlang (18).
The state has so far tested 3,63,953 samples for COVID-19, including 891 on Saturday.