40 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the state’s total active caseload to 843, a senior Health Department official said on Tuesday.
Of the 40 new cases, 13 were security personnel, 10 were reported from the Capital Complex region, eight from West Kameng district, six from Changlang, four from Tawang, three from Papumpare, two each from East Kameng and East Siang and one each from West Siang, Upper Siang, Namsai, Anjaw, and Tirap districts respectively, the official said.
Except three, all of them are asymptomatic and have been shifted to COVID care centers, State Surveillance Officer Dr. L Jampa said.
Eighty-five people were discharged from hospitals on Monday after being cured of the infection, taking the number of recoveries to 1,893, the official said.
The recovery rate in the state increased to 69.06 percent, as 1,112 people have recovered from COVID-19 since the beginning of this month, he said.
Five people have died due to COVID-19 so far. The positive caseload has escalated to 2,741.