ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh reported 68 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s count to 858, state surveillance officer L Jampa said on Wednesday.
Of the 68 new cases, 57 were reported from the Capital complex, six from Lower Subansiri, three from Namsai and one each from Papum Pare and Lower Dibang Valley districts, he added. The new cases in the Capital Complex were detected from various areas during rapid antigen tests on Tuesday, while two of the total six cases in Lower Subansiri district are returnees and detected from quarantine centre .
The case from Papum Pare district was detected a outside quarantine centre while the three people in Namsai have returned from other states and are currently under institutional quarantine. The person from Lower Dibang Valley is a driver deployed in essential services duty, Jampa said, adding that all the cases, barring two, are asymptomatic and were shifted to Covid care centres.
On Tuesday, 18 people, including 16 from the Capital region and two from Lower Dibang Valley district , were discharged.
Arunachal Pradesh currently has 552 active cases as 303 people have recovered and three have died. A total of 41,772 samples have been tested in the state so far, Jampa said. The state has recorded 667 cases in the last 21 days.