One new COVID-19 case in Arunachal Pradesh, tally rises to


Itanagar, Jan 26 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh reported one
new COVID-19 case, taking the coronavirus caseload in the
northeastern state to 16,820, a senior health department
official said on Tuesday.

An Army man from Dahung military camp in West Kameng
district was detected through RT-PCR test and the patient was
asymptomatic, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang
Jampa said.

Four more people recuperated from the disease on
Monday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to
16,749, he said.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the
state now is 99.57 per cent while the fatality ratio is 0.33
per cent, the official said, adding that the positivity rate
in the state currently stands at 0.08 per cent.

Arunachal Pradesh now has 15 active COVID-19 cases
while 56 people have succumbed to the infection so far.

West Kameng district has the highest number of active
cases at four while, Changlang, Tawang and East Siang
districts have three each, the SSO said.

The Capital Complex Region comprising Itanagar,
Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa area has three active
cases, the official said.

The state has so far conducted 3,90,074 sample tests
for COVID-19, including 385 on Monday, he said.

A total of 7,087 health workers, including 796 on
Monday have received shots of COVID-19 vaccine so far, State
Immunization Officer (SIO) Dr Dimong Padung said.

Padung said that the state health department has been
carrying out inoculation drive four days a week – Monday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

He said that so far seven cases of Adverse Event
Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in the state.

The highest numbers of vaccines were administered in
Papumpare district so far with a total of 870 persons
receiving jabs, followed by Namsai (626) and West Kameng
(588), Padung added.

The state has received a total of 32,000 doses of
Covishield vaccine from the Centre till now. PTI UPL

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