Itanagar, March 17: Arunachal Pradesh reported on new COVID-19 case, pushing the total coronavirus caseload in the north-eastern state to 16,841, a senior health official said here on Wednesday.
The new case was detected from Papumpare district through rapid antigen test, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Arunachal Pradesh currently has two active COVID-19 cases, while 16,783 people have recovered from the disease so far, he said.
A total of 56 people have died due to the contagion so far, the SSO said. The COVID-19 recovery rate and positivity rate in the state currently stand at 99.65 per cent and 0.012 per cent, respectively, he said.
Changlang and Papumpare districts now have one active COVID-19 case each. Altogether, 4,10,571 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far, including 216 on Tuesday, Dr Jampa said.
Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer (SIO) Dr Dimong Padung said that a total of 57,445 people have been inoculated in the state so far since the vaccination drive began in January this year.