Arunachal logs 449 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally climbs to 58,271

  • | Friday | 21st January, 2022

Itanagar, Jan 21 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh registered 449 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, its highest single-day spike for January so far, as the tally climbed to 58,271, a senior health department official said.The death toll remained at 282 as no fresh fatality was reported in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Lobsang Jampa said.The northeastern state had on Thursday logged 435 infections. It has been witnessing a spurt in coronavirus cases since January 4, with 2,919 new cases reported since then.Out of Friday’s count, 172 cases were registered in the Capital Complex Region, 47 from Namsai, Papumpare (40), West Kameng (35), Changlang (29), Lohit (28), East Siang (22) and West Siang (18), the official said. Arunachal Pradesh now has 2,260 active cases, while 55,729 patients have recovered from the disease thus far.The Capital Complex Region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active infections at 816, followed by West Kameng (255), Changlang (203), Namsai (167), Lower Dibang Valley (121), Papumpare (119) and Lohit (118). A total of 12,22,928 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, including 1,638 on Thursday, Jampa said, adding, the positivity rate stood at 27.41 per cent. State Immunisation Officer Dimong Padung said 15,53,932 people have been vaccinated till date. PTI UPL RBT RBT

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