So far, Arunachal has recorded 4 positive COVID-19 cases, including 1 recovery

Itanagar: A fresh COVID-19 case was detected in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, taking the state tally to four, including three active cases and one discharged patient.

The latest patient is a 12-year-old student and hails from Upper Siang district, said reports.

This is the third case reported in a week.

Previously, in the month of April, Arunachal reported its first COVID-19 case from Lohit district when a returnee from the Nizamuddin Markaz congregation in New Delhi tested positive. The second (Delhi returnee) and third (Chennai returnee) were reported from Pakke Kessang and Papumpare districts, respectively.

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All the three active COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic and are now in COVID-19 care facility under medical observation.

Meanwhile, the state health department said that a batch of 260 samples will be sent to Delhi for testing on Sunday. The samples are being outsourced to Dr Lal PathLabs in Delhi at a cost of Rs 3,200 per sample. The state government had decided to outsource testing to clear the backlog in the labs.

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