Itanagar, Aug 1: After a review of the current COVID-19 situation in the State, the Arunachal Pradesh Government has extended the ongoing COVID-induced restrictions till September 1 next to contain the transmission of the deadly virus.
"The COVID-19 situation in the State has been reviewed. It was observed that though the number of COVID-19 patients and positivity rate is declining and plateauing in some districts and the State as a whole, the overall situation still remains a matter of concern, for which adequate measures are still necessary for containment of COVID-19 across the State," read the Government 'order'.
The in-charge Chief Secretary cum Chairperson, State Executive Committee, Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management Authority, Rajeev Verma on Saturday, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 22(2) (h) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 ordered that "the directives issued vide this office order dated 30th June 2021 shall remain in force till 5 am of 1st September 2021."
Presently, there are 3,954 active COVID-19 cases in the State. The positivity rate stands at 8.22 per cent, while recovery rate slightly improved to 91.31 per cent and 3 more casualties.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday recorded three more COVID-19 casualties, including that of a minor girl from Itanagar Capital Complex that swelled the State's death toll to 229. Two other fatalities were reported from Longding and Papum Pare districts. On the other hand, the State on the day witnessed more recoveries than new infections. With addition of 266 fresh cases, the State's tally of confirmed cases has risen to 48,122. Itanagar Capital Complex reported the highest 74 cases, followed by Lower Subansiri 34 and Papum Pare 27.
Meanwhile, 451 COVID-19 patients have recuperated in the period that increased the total number of recovered cases to 43,939. So far, 8,54,772 people have been vaccinated in Arunachal Pradesh. 6,76,921 beneficiaries have taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 1,77,851 were fully inoculated.