Itanagar, May 22: Arunachal Pradesh on Friday recorded the highest ever single-day spike of 394 COVID-19 cases and three more casualties due to the virus, taking the State's death toll to 92. The fatalities were reported from Gunanagar, Chowkham in Namsai district, Wakro in Lohit district and New Dupk village in Changlang district, informed State Surveillance Officer, IDSP, Dr Lobsang Jampa.
With the addition of 394 new positive COVID-19 cases, the State's active caseload has increased to 2,916 and the tally of confirmed cases to 23,553. 206 COVID patients were also discharged on the day following their recuperation, mounting the total number of recovered cases to 20,545, according to a bulletin issued by the State Directorate of Health Services here last evening.
Of the new cases, Itanagar Capital Complex accounted for the maximum at 84, followed by Changlang (49), Upper Siang (43), Lohit (35) and Upper Subansiri (32). Tawang and Lower Dibang Valley detected 27 cases each, while Lower Subansiri and Namsai found 20 each, West Kameng 12 and East Siang 10. A majority of the fresh cases (218) were found to be asymptomatic and 176 symptomatic, as per the bulletin.
The State's recovery rate at present stood at 87.22 per cent, while the positivity rate increased to 12.38 per cent and the case fatality rate remained at 0.39 per cent.
Arunachal Pradesh on Friday collected as many as 4,615 samples for COVID-19 testing that took the cumulative figure to 5,25,589, stated the bulletin.
With 647 active cases, Itanagar Capital Complex remains at the top in terms of COVID-19 infections, while the second placed Changlang has 278 active cases, followed by Lower Subansiri (233), Tawang and Lohit (227 each).
Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, on Friday reviewed the State's COVID-19 situation and directed the authorities concerned to expedite the ongoing door to door vaccination particularly in the rural areas.