Itanagar, Sept 4: Arunachal Pradesh reported more COVID-19 recoveries than fresh cases, as 97 patients recuperated from the disease while 61 new cases pushed the tally to 53,217, a senior health official said here on Saturday.
The COVID-19 death toll in the frontier state increased to 262, with a woman from Leparada district succumbing to the infection on Friday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. A total of 52,162 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far, including 97 patients on Friday, he said. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 98.01 per cent while the active percentage stands at 1.49 and the positivity rate at 1.91 per cent, the official said.
Arunachal Pradesh currently has 793 active COVID-19 cases. Lower Subansiri district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 11, followed by Capital Complex Region and East Siang with eight cases each, Changlang (6), four each from West Kameng and Upper Siang and three cases each from West Siang and Leparada, he said. Fresh cases were also reported from Anjaw, Papumpare, Dibang Valley, Upper Subansiri, East Kameng, Kurung Kumey, Lohit, Longding, Tawang and Namsai districts, the SSO said.
The Capital Complex Region - comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas - has the highest number of active cases at 160, followed by Lower Subansiri (98), West Kameng (52), Lower Dibang Valley (48) and East Siang with 46 cases. Altogether, 10,68,520 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state so far, including 3,191 on Friday, Jampa said.
State Immunisation Officer (SSO) Dr Dimong Padung said that a total of 9,92,219 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses so far in the state.