Arunachal Pradesh Registers 19 New Cases of COVID-19

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Arunachal Pradesh on Monday reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, taking the state’s tally to 359, a senior Health department official said.

Eleven cases were reported from the Capital Complex comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa, seven from Changlang district while one case was detected from Namsai district, he said.

Of the 11 cases in the Capital region, seven were detected from various areas of Naharlagun, while one from an area near Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok in Itanagar, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr L Jampa said.

While three health workers were found infected with the virus in the Capital region, two were found infected at the Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) here and one from the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) in Naharlagun, Dr Jampa said.

Two of the cases from Naharlagun are the primary contacts of a health care worker, he added.

Dr Jampa further said that all the cases are asymptomatic except one, and they have been shifted to COVID care centers.”

The seven positive patients of Changlang district are returnees from Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh while the person from Namsai had returned from Tamil Nadu, the SSO said.

The state cabinet on Saturday extended the lockdown in the Capital Complex for another week till 5 pm on July 20.

A week-long total lockdown was imposed in the Capital Complex on July 6 after the region witnessed a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, and it was scheduled to end at 5 pm on Monday.

The state has 219 active cases, while 138 patients were discharged after being cured. Two people died after testing positive for COVID-19.

A total of 31,520 samples have been tested so far in the state, Jampa added.

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