No fresh COVID-19 case in Arunachal, tally at 16,829

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Itanagar, Feb 4 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh did not report any fresh COVID-19 case in the past 24 hours, a health department official said on Thursday.

The total caseload in the northeastern state stood at 16,829, he said.

Two more persons were cured of the disease on Wednesday, taking the total number of recoveries to 16,764, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Lobsang Jampa said.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stood at 99.61 per cent.

State Immunisation Officer Dimong Padung said 16,876 health workers have received vaccine shots thus far, and seven cases of adverse event following immunisation have been reported.

The health department has been carrying out the inoculation drive four days a week -- Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The state has received 32,000 doses of Covishield vaccine from the Centre so far.

Arunachal Pradesh currently has nine active cases and 56 people have succumbed to the infection.

The Capital Complex Region, comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active cases at three.

Altogether 3,93,880 samples have been tested for COVID-19, including 566 on Wednesday, and the positivity ratio is at 0.05 per cent, the SSO added. PTI UPL BDC BDC BDC