Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh‘s COVID-19 caseload rose to 30,000 as 304 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 death toll in the northeastern state climbed to 126 with one more person succumbing to the infection on Monday, the official said.

A 27-year-old woman from the Capital Complex Region died at the Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH) at Chimpu, near here on Monday, due to acute respiratory distress syndrome with Covid Pneumonia, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Of the 304 new cases, Changling district reported (51), Capital Complex Region (39), West Kameng (33), East Siang (24), East Kameng (23), Namsai (19), Anjaw (17), Lower Subansiri (13) and Lohit (12).

Cases were also reported from Papumpare, Upper Siang, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, Leparada, Lower Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Longding, Kra Daadi, Tawang, Pakke Kessang, Dibang Valley and Kurung Kumey districts, the official said.

Of the fresh cases 295 were detected through rapid antigen tests, 3 through RT-PCR and 6 through TrueNat method, the SSO said adding, 122 people have symptoms of COVID-19.

Arunachal Pradesh currently has 3,305 active COVID-19 cases.

As many as 438 patients recuperated from the disease on Tuesday taking the number of recoveries in the state to 26,569, Jampa said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 88.56 per cent while the active percentage stands at 11.02 and the positivity rate at 4.21 per cent, he said.

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The Capital Complex Region – comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas – has the highest number of active cases at 581, followed by Changlang (334), Tawang (248), West Kameng (232), Lohit (211) and Lower Subansiri with 201 cases.

Altogether, 6,45,249 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state so far, including 7,221 on Tuesday, Jampa said.

Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung said that a total of 3,95,445 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine so far in the state since the inoculation drive began in January.

The state as on Tuesday has a total of 1,24,520 vaccine doses available including, 1,15,680 supplied from the Centre and 8,840 purchased by the state government from Serum Institute of India, Dr Padung added.

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