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Arunachal COVID-19 tally climbs to 1673

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, Aug 2 - Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday reported 83 fresh cases, taking the COVID-19 tally to 1673, according to a bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services here late last evening.

Arunachal Pradesh also saw release of 51 cases on the day. With this, the total number of discharge cases in the State rose to 969. It has 701 active cases, apart from registering three casualties.�

Of the 83 new cases, 38 cases were registered from Itanagar Capital Complex, while 10 cases were reported from East Siang, eight from Tirap and seven detected in West Kameng. Lower Siang and Upper Siang registered four cases each, while three cases each were detected in Tawang and Lower Subansiri. Namsai and Shi-Yomi registered two cases each, whereas one case each was found in Changlang and Longding.

Of the 38 cases recorded in Itanagar Capital Complex, 32 cases were reported from various locations of Naharlagun, including one from TRIHMS and one from Banderdewa check gate.

Out of the 10 positive cases in East Siang, seven are healthcare workers, two are truck driver and handyman detected at check gate, and one is a returnee from Namsai tested by RDT-Ag.

Six of the eight Tirap cases are CPMF personnel; one is a bakery man and one truck driver tested by RDT-Ag. All seven cases of West Kameng are all truck drivers detected by RDT-Ag tests at the check gate.

Of four Lower Siang cases, three are shopkeepers and one is CPMF personnel while in Upper Siang, all four cases are CPMF personnel, returnees from Assam detected by RDT-Ag test in quarantine facility.

As per the bulletin, 79 out of 83 cases are asymptomatic and four symptomatic.

Meanwhile, a total number of 51 patients were released following their recovery. They included 26 from Itanagar Capital Complex, 11 from West Siang, seven from East Siang, five from Papum Pare, and one each from Lower Dibang Valley and Tirap.

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