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650 COVID-19 cases in Arunachal

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, July 19 - Arunachal Pradesh has reported 41 new cases, taking the COVID-19 tally to 650.With the release of 99 patients following their recovery, the State�s total number of cured patients increased to 274, while active cases were recorded at 373, coupled with three casualties, according to a bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services here last night.

Of the 41 new positive cases, 18 cases were detected in Itanagar capital complex and six in Chiputa under Doimukh circle of Papum Pare district � all found outside the quarantine facility.

As per the bulletin, 10 cases were reported from Lower Siang district, three from Lower Dibang Valley and two each from Lower Subansiri and West Kameng district.

All the Lower Siang and Lower Dibang Valley cases are returnees and detected in quarantine facility , while one each case of Lower Subansiri and West Kameng are returnees and detected in quarantine facility.

Out of the 41 cases, 40 were found to be asymptomatic and one symptomatic. All have been shifted to COVID Care Centers, the bulletin said.

Of the 99 positive cases released on Saturday, Itanagar capital complex accounts for 97 and two cases in Namsai district. A total of 38,042 samples have been tested in the state so far, he said.

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