| Staff REPORTER |
ITANAGAR, Oct 16: The State’s COVID-19 caseload surged past the 13,000-mark on Friday as 198 more people have tested positive for the virus during the last 24 hours.
With the detection of 198 new cases, the State’s COVID-19 case count climbed to 13,169. The State also witnessed recovery of as many as 182 patients during the same period, taking the number of recovered cases to 10,071, according to a bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services here this evening.
Of the fresh infections, Itanagar Capital Complex accounted for 72, including 17 reported from Paid Quarantine testing centre, Itanagar,
14 from Flu Clinic, TRIHMS, Naharlagun (including three - other than Flu Clinic), 11 from Central Jail, Jully, six each from Testing Centre, SQF, Lekhi and Flu Clinics of RKMH and Heema Hospital, Itanagar, four from Banderdewa check gate, three each from Testing Centre, CCC-SOA, Zoo area and Flu Clinic, Niba Hospital, Nlg and one each from Flu Clinic, UPHC Rakap Colony and Naharlagun Helipad.
Twenty-five new positive cases were registered in Changlang, 21 in West Siang, 19 in East Siang and 10 in Tirap. Lower Dibang Valley recorded eight cases, while Upper Siang, Lower Subansiri and West Kameng found six each.
Five cases came from Namsai, four from Pakke Kessang, and three each from Papumpare and Leparada, while Kamle, East Kameng, Longding and Siang detected two each, and Upper Siang and Dibang Valley one each.
163 of the total cases were found to be asymptomatic and the remaining 35 as symptomatic, as per the bulletin. The cured cases included 50 from Itanagar Capital Complex, Tirap (23), East Siang (17), Changlang (15) and, West Siang and Upper Subansiri - 14 each.
Lower Subansiri and Papumpare recorded nine recoveries each, followed by Leparada (seven), Upper Siang and Tawang (six each), Lower Siang and Namsai (three each), East Kameng (two) and Lower Dibang Valley, Longding, West Kameng and Kurung Kumey (one each).
The State has presently 3,068 active cases, including 2,201 under home isolation and the rest in various COVID care facilities across the State. The Health Department has collected 2,89,502 samples for COVID-19 testing so far, including 2,507 on Friday.