ITANAGAR, July 21 - A pregnant woman in the Arunachal Pradesh capital tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The number of positive cases in the State has been steeply going up lately.
�One labour patient, who tested positive for the virus, has been admitted to the TRIHMS, Naharlagun,� TRIHMS Director Dr Moji Jini told reporters during a virtual press meet this afternoon.
The pregnant woman was referred by the RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar, Dr Jini said, adding that the woman and her baby (after birth) would be released after her recovery as per SOP and COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Government.
Meanwhile, RK Mission Hospital Secretary Swami Vishweshananda stated that the hospital, including its OPD, emergency, labour room and operation theatre, would remain closed till July 23 for carrying out sanitisation work, and screening of health staff for contact tracing.
Dr Jini said that the rate of morbidity and mortality in Arunachal Pradesh is very low compared to other parts of the country. The State has so far registered only three cases of COVID-19 casualty with two of them having comorbidities, he added.
Arunachal Pradesh on Monday recorded 50 more positive cases of novel coronavirus, taking its total number of confirmed cases to 790, including 502 active and 285 discharged cases.
Of the 50 new cases detected, 34 were reported in the Itanagar Capital Complex, 10 from Tawang, five from Lower Subansiri and one from West Siang district, according to a bulletin issued by the State Directorate of Health Services.
While all 34 cases of the Itanagar Capital Complex were found outside quarantine facilities, all the 10 Tawang cases, including nine military personnel and one HCW (driver), were detected in quarantine centres. Of the five cases of Lower Subansiri, four are returnees and one is a primary contact of a positive case detected earlier in a quarantine facility.
The West Siang case, a returnee, was detected in a quarantine facility as well.
Of the total 50 cases, 44 are asymptomatic and six symptomatic, and all have been shifted to COVID Care Centres.
Three positive cases in Lower Subansiri district were also discharged on Monday following their recovery, the bulletin added.