ITANAGAR, July 23 - Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday recorded its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with the addition of 91 new cases.
The fresh cases took the State�s tally to 949, stated a bulletin issued by the State Directorate of Health Services here late last night.
The number of active cases in the State now stands at 632, while 314 patients have been discharged so far. Three persons have died of the virus in the State.
Of the fresh cases, 31 were reported from the Itanagar Capital Complex (ICC), 15 from East Siang, 13 from Tirap, 10 from West Siang, seven from Namsai, three each from Papum Pare, Longding and Lower Dibang Valley, two each from Upper Siang and West Kameng, and one each of Lower Siang and Kamle.
All the 31 cases in the ICC were detected outside quarantine facilities. Of the positive cases in East Siang, one is a healthcare worker, two drivers of vehicles transporting essential commodities and the rest are returnees, who tested positive in quarantine facilities.
Twenty-eight out of the 31 cases in the ICC were detected through RDT-Antigen tests which include one from Modirijo, eight from D-sector, three from Polo Colony, one each from near Gurudwara, E-sector, Prem Nagar and the State quarantine facility at Lekhi, four each from G-sector, G-extension and near Sunday Market, three from GHSS, Nirjuli, and one from the Banderdewa check gate.
Three others tested positive in RT-PCR tests � two near Sunday Market and one near Lekhi Middle School.
As per the bulletin, 85 cases were asymptomatic and six symptomatic. Meanwhile, 11 patients were released from COVID Care Centres after they were cured of the disease.
Among the discharged cases, four are from West Kameng, two each from Namsai and Longding, and one each from Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and Lower Siang districts.