Itanagar, Jun 8: The COVID-19 situation in Arunachal Pradesh is showing improvement gradually as the number of daily recoveries exceeded the number of fresh infections for the fourth successive day on Monday.
The State Health Services Directorate here said that as many as 513 COVID-19 patients were discharged from various COVID hospitals and home isolations across the State, while 360 new cases detected on the day took the State's tally of confirmed cases to 29,696.
The COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 88 per cent. Another good sign was that no COVID casualty was reported in the past 24 hours, as per the bulletin from the Directorate.
Of the new Coronavirus cases, Itanagar Capital Complex accounted for the maximum at 74 cases, followed by Upper Subansiri and West Kameng 31 each, Changlang 30, East Siang and Lower Subansiri 25 each, East Kameng 23 and Lohit 18.
209 of the fresh cases were found to be asymptomatic and 151 symptomatic. The State has at present 3,440 active cases, comprising 11.58 per cent of the total caseload, while the fatality rate remained at 0.42 per cent.
Arunachal Pradesh on Monday tested 7848 samples for COVID-19 that took the cumulative count to 6,38,028.
Free rice to vaccinated person: Meanwhile, in a bid to augment the coverage of COVID-19 vaccine for the people of 45 plus, the local administration of Yazali circle under Lower Subansiri district has come up with a unique idea of providing 20 kgs of rice to persons coming forward for vaccination.
After the announcement, 50 people above 45 years have turned up on Monday to get vaccinated in spite of the heavy rains. Taba Nagu and Lich Birbal representing VKV alumni of 1990 batch donated the rice for distribution to the beneficiaries. However this offer will be valid till Wednesday.
Mandatory vaccination for shopkeepers: The Longding district administration has decided that vaccination would be made mandatory for all the shopkeepers and vendors in Longding township and other administrative circles of the district. This was decided in a review meeting on Covid vaccination coverage, chaired by DC Bani Lego with stakeholders on Monday.