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Arunachal tally climbs to 991

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, July 24 - Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday recorded 42 more COVID-19 positive cases, taking its tally of confirmed cases to 991.

The State�s active cases stand at 654 as 334 COVID-19 patients have recuperated and three casualties have occurred, a bulletin issued by the State Directorate of Health Services last night stated.

Of the 42 fresh cases detected, the Itanagar Capital Complex accounts for 33 cases. Four cases were reported from Namsai, three from West Siang, and one each from Papum Pare and Lower Dibang Valley districts.

All 33 cases in the Itanagar Capital Complex were detected outside the quarantine facilities. Thirty of them were detected through rapid antigen tests in different pockets, including nine in Nyokum Lapang (Ward No. 12) and six in Ward No. 18, and the remaining three through RT-PCR/TrueNat test.

All three West Siang cases are military personnel, who had returned from Guwahati, and whose status was detected in quarantine facilities before being shifted to their own COVID Care Centre at Likabali.

All the four cases in Namsai are also returnees and were detected in check gates. While the Papum Pare case (a local resident) was detected at Chiputa, the Lower Dibang Valley one is a returnee and was detected in a quarantine facility.

As per the bulletin, 37 cases were found to be asymptomatic and five symptomatic. Meanwhile, 20 persons were discharged following their recovery. They include 15 in the Itanagar Capital Complex, three in Changlang and one each in Tirap and Upper Subansiri districts.

The Itanagar Capital Complex continues to be the worst affected with a total of 559 COVID-19 cases, including 396 active cases, 162 discharges and one casualty. Changlang with 115 cases, including 30 active and 85 recoveries, is in the second spot, followed by Namsai with 58 cases, including 42 active cases and 16 recoveries.

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