Itanagar, April 27: Maintaining its rapid rise in COVID-19 infections, Arunachal Pradesh on Monday registered the highest single-day spike of 168 cases, taking its active caseload to 758 and the tally of confirmed cases to 17,784.
On the other hand, 25 patients have also recovered on the day that increased the total number of cured cases to 16,993, according to a bulletin issued by the State Directorate of Health Services here late last evening.
Of the fresh cases, Lower Dibang Valley found most of the cases with 46, closely followed by Itanagar Capital Complex with 44. Papum Pare and Pakke Kessang detected 11 cases each, while East Siang reported nine, West Kameng eight, Lower Subansiri & Tirap seven each, and Lohit & Tawang found five cases each. Four cases came from Upper Subansiri and three from Changlang. Lower Siang & Namsai recorded two cases each, and a single case each was reported in Leparada, Longding, Upper Siang and Kra-Daadi.
Majority of the new cases (136) turned out to be asymptomatic and the rest 32 symptomatic, as per the bulletin.
Of the newly infected, 11 are IRBn personnel (all returnees from West Bengal), three each of NDRF & GREF personnel, and one each of ITBP & military personnel.
On an upswing, the State on Monday tested 3576 samples for COVID-19 testing that took the cumulative figure to 4,40,234.