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Arunachal records 80 fresh COVID-19 cases

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, July 30 - Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday recorded 80 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the State�s tally to 1,410.

According a bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services, out of the 80 new cases, 19 were detected in Itanagar Capital Complex, which remains the worst affected with a total of 722 positive cases, including 336 active and 385 discharged cases besides one fatality.

As many as 18 new cases were reported from Changlang, the second worst-hit district, which has 180 positive cases so far, including 68 active cases and 112 discharged cases.

Eight COVID-19 cases were reported from West Siang followed by seven from Lohit, six each from Tirap and Namsai, five from Tawang, three from West Kameng, two each from Shi-Yomi and Papum Pare, and one each from East Kameng, Lower Siang, East Siang and Upper Siang districts.

Of the newly infected persons, 17 are ITBP jawans (including six detected in Lohit and eight in West Siang), eight Assam Rifles personnel, including six in Tirap and two in Changlang, six BRTF personnel, and one Army personnel.

Moreover, one driver engaged in ferrying essential commodities has also contracted the contagion in East Siang apart from two truck drivers in West Kameng district.

Of the 19 fresh cases in Itanagar Capital Complex, six were detected in the State Quarantine Centre, Lekhi and one each at TRIHMS hospital at Naharlagun and Banderdewa check gate.

As per the bulletin, six cases were symptomatic and 74 asymptomatic.

Meanwhile, 60 patients were released across the State following their recovery from the disease, raising the total number of discharged cases to 677. There are 730 active cases in the State. Three persons have already died of COVID-19.

Out of the 60 recovered cases, 36 are from Itanagar Capital Complex, 11 from Papum Pare, eight from East Siang, two from Lower Subansiri and one each from Upper Subansiri, West Kameng and Changlang.

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