Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday reported highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases as 508 people tested positive, taking the tally to 43,328, a senior health official said.

The death toll rose to 203 with an 80-year-old man from East Siang dying, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The highest number of new COVID-19 cases were reported from the Capital Complex Region at 140, followed by Lohit (49), Papumpare (35), Lower Subansiri (34) and East Siang (33).

Of the new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal, 473 were detected through rapid antigen tests, 19 through RT-PCR and 16 by TrueNat method.

There are 4,260 active cases in the state at present, he said.

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In the last 24 hours, 458 patients recovered. In all, 38,865 patients have recovered in Arunachal Pradesh.

The new cases were detected after testing 6,570 samples, recording a positivity rate of 7.73 per cent.

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