State reports 2 more Covid-related deaths, toll at 197

ITANAGAR, 15 Jul: The state registered two more Covid-19-related deaths on Wednesday, which were reported on Thursday by the health department. With this, the state’s death toll stands at 197.

A 35-year-old woman from the Itanagar capital region (ICR), with no comorbidity, had reported cough, fever and weakness since 29 June, and had tested positive on 30 June at the primary health centre in Chimpu. She had been admitted to the dedicated Covid hospital (DCH) in Chimpu on 2 July and passed away at around 6 pm on 14 July due to acute respiratory distress syndrome with Covid pneumonia.

An 84-year-old man in East Siang district with CVA left-sided hemiplegia (paralysis) for the last eight years and hypertension had complained of persistent cough with minimal expectorations and difficulty in swallowing on 12 July. He had been admitted to the isolation ward of Bakin Pertin General Hospital in Pasighat on 13 July and had tested Covid positive on 14 July.

As per the health department, the family of the male patient refused to get him admitted to the DCH in Pasighat and opted for home isolation in his residence in Mirsam village on Wednesday, where he passed away on the same day at around 4:10 pm.

Both patients were unvaccinated.

At the same time, the state recorded 367 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, of whom 184 are symptomatic.

The ICR reported the highest 111 Covid-19 cases, followed by 36 cases in East Siang and 28 cases in West Kameng.

With 17 percent, Kra Daadi reported the highest positivity rate in the state. The ICR reported a positivity rate of 15 percent.

On Thursday, 369 patients in various health facilities and home isolation across the state were declared recovered or discharged.

Currently, the DCH in Chimpu has 38 patients, while the DCHC in Midpu and the DCH in Pasighat have five and eight patients, respectively. The SQF in Lekhi has 43 occupants (see full bulletin).