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2 more COVID-19 deaths in Arunachal Pradesh

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, Nov 8 - Arunachal Pradesh reported two more COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday, taking the State�s death toll to 45.

Two male patients with comorbidities � one from Ziro in Lower Subansiri district and another from Likabali in Lower Siang district � died at the Dedicated COVID Hospital at Chimpu here, State Surveillance Officer (SSO), IDSP, Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

�A 58-year-old man from Ziro breathed his last on Saturday while undergoing treatment at the hospital. He was suffering from chronic kidney disease and died due to uremic encephalopathy with respiratory distress,� he said.

A 55-year-old patient from Likabali died on Friday due to acute respiratory problem. He was also suffering from hypertension and diabetes mellitus, the SSO said.

On the other hand, the State recorded 64 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing its tally of confirmed cases to 15,389. Of the fresh infections, Itanagar Capital Complex reported 15 cases, followed by Lower Dibang Valley (13) and Shi-Yomi (12).

Four fresh cases were also registered in Upper Siang, three in Changlang, two each in Tirap, West Siang and Lepa Rada and one each in West Kameng, Longding and Anjaw, he said.

�Two new infections were detected through Truenat and RT-PCR tests, and 62 through rapid antigen tests,� Jampa said, adding that the positivity rate in the State currently stands at 10.43 per cent.

Of these fresh cases, 49 were found to be asymptomatic and 15 symptomatic.

Meanwhile, 106 COVID-19 positive patients were discharged after they recovered from the ailment. So far, 13,785 people have recuperated from the disease. The number of active cases in the State has come down to 1,559.

The recovery rate of coronavirus patients in the State is 89.57 per cent, he said. The Capital Complex region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active cases at 896 in the State.

The State has so far tested 3,31,244 samples for COVID-19, including 1,484 on Saturday, the SSO added.

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