ITANAGAR, 13 May: The state recorded three Covid deaths on Thursday, taking the number of deaths in the second wave of Covid-19 to 16, and the total death tally since last year to 72.
The Itanagar capital region (ICR) has registered 32 of the total deaths to date.
As per information provided by the health department, a 35-year-old male passed away on Thursday at around 10:25 am at the district Covid health centre (DCHC) in Aalo.
In Naharlagun, a 50-year-old with a history of cough and fever for 10 days was brought to the casualty department of Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences on the morning of 13 May at around 11 am in a serious condition. She passed away immediately on arrival, and the RAT conducted on her revealed that she was positive for Covid-19.
In Nari in Lower Siang district, a 56-year-old female, who was referred from Bakin Pertin General Hospital (BPGH) in Pasighat on 1 May with severe symptomatic Covid-19, passed away on 13 May at around 9:05 am at the dedicated Covid hospital (DCH) in Pasighat. The patient had tested Covid-19 positive through TrueNat on 1 May at the flu clinic of BPGH, and expired due to Covid pneumonia.
On Thursday, 257 persons tested positive for Covid-19 on the day, of whom 59 are symptomatic.
The ICR reported 66 cases, mostly from flu clinics. Changlang reported 38 cases from various flu clinics in the district, while 27 cases were detected from the flu clinic in the zonal general hospital in Tezu in Lohit.
Of the 19 cases detected in Lower Subansiri, two are primary contacts and 10 were detected from the containment zone. The rest are from the flu clinic at the general hospital.
The rapid response team in Papum Pare also detected three cases, while one other case was reported from the flu clinic in the Doimukh CHC.
The two cases in Leparada are also primary contacts.
On the day, 180 patients were declared recovered or were discharged by the health department.
The DCHs in Chimpu and Pasighat have 43 and 6 critical patients, respectively. The DCHCs across the state have 15 patients, while the state quarantine facility in Lekhi has 54 occupants. (See full bulletin)