Itanagar, October 17: There have been 198 new cases of Coronavius infection in Arunachal Pradesh, including two security personnel. With these, the number of infected in the state has increased to 13,169. The health officer gave this information on Saturday. He said that out of 198 new cases, 72 cases are from the Capital Complex area while 25 cases have been reported from Changlang, 21 from West Siang, 19 from East Siang, ten from Tirap and eight from Lower Dibang Valley.
The official said that six from Upper Siang, Lower Subansiri and West Kameng, five from Namsai, four from Pakke Kesang, three each from Papumpare and Lepa Rada, two each from Kamale, East Kameng, Longding and Siang – two and upper Subansiri. And one case came out from Dibang Valley. State Monitoring Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said that there were no signs of infection in any except 35 people and they have been sent to Kovid care centers.
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“Two state police personnel and a health worker from Changlang are among the new patients,” the SSO said. He said that 11 prisoners have also been confirmed to be infected at Julie Central Prison near here. Jampa said that 182 people have been cured of the disease, due to which the total number of healthy people in the state has increased to 10,071. He informed that the rate of recovery of patients in the state has now gone up to 76.47 percent. There are 3,068 patients undergoing treatment in the state, whereas 30 patients have died so far.
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