State logs 78 fresh Covid cases

ITANAGAR, 4 Aug: Arunachal Pradesh’ Covid-19 caseload rose to 66,046 on Thursday, with 78 more people testing positive for the virus, a senior health official said.

The state had reported 75 new infections on Wednesday.

The state’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 296, with no new fatality recorded in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

Of the new cases, Dibang Valley district reported 15, Namsai 10, West Kameng eight, Itanagar Capital Region seven, and Shi-Yomi six, Dr Jampa said.

Arunachal currently has 400 active cases, while 65,350 people have recuperated from the disease thus far, including 79 on Wednesday, he said.

Namsai district has the highest number of active cases (65), followed by Dibang Valley (61).

Arunachal has conducted 12,84,288 sample tests for the coronavirus thus far, including 493 on Wednesday, Dr Jampa added.

The state has inoculated over 18.09 lakh people with coronavirus vaccines so far, State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung informed. (PTI)