ITANAGAR, June 23 - The COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh have reached 158 with 10 more persons, all returnees, testing positive today. Meanwhile, 16 patients were discharged from hospitals following their recovery. With this, the number of cured patients has shot up to 38, and the active cases has come down to 120, according to the State Health Department.
Of the 10 COVID-19 positive cases reported today, nine were from the Itanagar Capital Complex (ICC) and one from Tawang district.
�All nine cases from the ICC are asymptomatic, while the case from Tawang (a resident of West Kameng) is co-morbid with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is being referred to the DHC-TRIHMS,� State Surveillance Officer (IDSP) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
He added that 16 patients, including 14 from Changlang district and one each from West Siang and Lower Dibang Valley districts, were released as they tested negative in two consecutive samples tests. They have been advised a strict 14-day home quarantine and self-monitoring, he added.