Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh‘s COVID-19 tally rose to 47,856 as 379 more people tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said here on Saturday.

The COVID-19 death toll in the frontier state increased to 226 with one more person succumbing to the infection on Thursday, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Of the fresh cases, the Capital Complex Region registered the highest number at 112, followed by Lower Subansiri (35), Changlang (33), Papumpare (28), Lohit and West Kameng at 18 each, Upper Subansiri, West Siang and Namsai at 15 each and East Siang (14), the official said.

Ten new cases each were also reported from Lower Dibang Valley and Upper Siang, eight each from Anjaw and Tawang, seven from Leparada, six each from Kamle and Shi Yomi, five each from Tirap, Lower Siang and East Kameng, three from Longding, two from Siang and one from Dibang Valley district respectively, the SSO said.

Of the fresh cases, 353 were detected through rapid antigen test, 18 through RT-PCR and 8 by TrueNat method, the official said, adding that 173 people were symptomatic of COVID-19.

Arunachal Pradesh currently has 4,142 active COVID-19 cases, he said.

As many as 488 patients were cured of the disease on Friday taking the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the state to 43,488, Jampa said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 90.87 per cent while the active percentage stands at 8.65 and the positivity rate at 6.13 per cent, the SSO said.

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The Capital Complex Region – comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas – has the highest number of active cases at 1,120, followed by Lower Subansiri (324), Papumpare (322), Lohit (270), West Kameng (267) and East Siang at 201 cases.

Altogether, 9,33,698 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state so far, including 6,182 on Friday, Jampa said.

Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer (SSO) Dr Dimong Padung informed that a total of 8,50,968 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses so far in the state since the inoculation drive began in January this year.

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