Itanagar, April 23: Arunachal Pradesh has recorded 110 fresh COVID-19 positive cases -- the highest single-day surge in infections -- on Thursday taking its tally of confirmed cases to 17,296.
On the other hand, the State saw the recovery/discharge of nine cases on the day that swelled the total number of cured cases to 16,860, according to a bulletin issued by the State Directorate of Health Services here.
Arunachal Pradesh at present has 380 active virus cases. The recovery rate has further receded to 97.47 per cent, while the positivity rate stands at 2.20 per cent. The death toll remains unaltered at 56.
Forty-two of the new cases were detected in Itanagar Capital Complex, 19 in West Kameng and 14 in Lower Dibang Valley. Nine cases were reported from East Siang, seven each from Namsai and Lower Subansiri, and four from Changlang.
Lohit and Tawang came up with two cases each whereas one each came from Upper Subansiri, West Siang, Papum Pare and Lower Siang.
Three military personnel, two health care workers and seven GREF personnel are among the newly infected cases, as per the bulletin.
The most affected Itanagar Capital Complex comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa has the highest number of active COVID-19 cases at 147, followed by Lower Dibang Valley (76) and West Kameng (46).
As many as 326 infected people are presently recuperating in home isolation, while 41 Army, SSB & BRTF/GREF personnel are lodged in their own facilities and 16 others in different COVID Care Centers.
Arunachal Pradesh has so far collected a total of 4,28,202 samples, including 2,741 on Thursday, for COVID-19 testing.
Following the recent spurt in Coronavirus cases, the Arunachal Government has made it mandatory for all the people entering the State to undergo Rapid Antigen test at the Point of Entry (check gates) since April 19, if they do not have a valid certificate of undergoing such a test within 72 hours or a certificate mentioning that they have got both doses of the COVID vaccine.
Meanwhile, Itanagar Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority, Komkar Dulom has ordered closure of all weekly markets in the capital region temporarily with immediate effect until further orders, in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the area.