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Covid cases on the rise in Assam, Mizoram and Arunachal

Assam logs 755 COVID cases, 3 deaths
Assam logged 755 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths in the last 24 hours, a National Health Mission (NHM), bulletin said. The overall COVID-19 tally in the state has increased to 7,31,662, it said on Tuesday.
The new cases were detected from 7,121 sample tests conducted during the day with positivity rate at 10.60 per cent.
The state had reported 764 fresh infections with positivity rate at 10.46 per cent the previous day.
Baksa district reported the highest new cases at 64, followed by Goalpara with 63 and Kamrup Metropolitan and Dibrugarh 60 cases each. One death each was reported from Cachar, Kamrup Metropolitan and Udalguri districts with the day’s toll remaining unchanged at three compared to the previous day’s.
The overall COVID-19 death toll in the state has increased to 6,654 while another 1,347 positive patients have died due to other reasons since April 2020.
Altogether 303 cured patients were discharged during the day from different hospitals.
The number of recovered patients has risen to 7,18,798 with the recovery rate at 98.24 per cent.
The current active COVID-19 positive caseload in the state is at 4,858, an increase from 4,409 the previous day. As many as 2,84,55,610 samples have been tested in the state so far for the novel coronavirus.
The NHM bulletin also said 4,74,11,258 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state till now. These comprise 2,45,96,120 first doses, 2,15,86,688 second doses and 12,28,450 precaution doses.
Mizoram reports 140 new COVID-19 cases
Mizoram reported 140 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 2,31,066 a health department official said.
The state had reported 280 cases on Tuesday.
The COVID-19 death toll remained at 706 as no fresh fatality was reported, he said. Aizawl district reported 75 new COVID-19 cases, followed by Lunglei (15) and Mamit (14), he said. The single-day positivity rate increased to 29.85 per cent from 27.72 per cent on the previous day.
Mizoram now has 885 active COVID-19 cases, while 2,29,475 people have recovered from the infection. The COVID-19 recovery rate now is 99.31 per cent.
More than 19.46 lakh samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far, including 469 samples on Tuesday.
Altogether 16,48,390 doses of vaccines, including 8,68,261 first doses, 7,24,778 second doses and 5,53,51 precaution doses have been administered so far till Tuesday, according to the state health department.
Arunachal Pradesh reports 54 new COVID-19 cases
Itanagar, Jul 20 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh reported 54 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, two less than the previous day, pushing the tally to 65,034, a senior health official said here.
The COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 296, with no new fatality recorded in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said. Arunachal Pradesh, which remained virus-free for the last couple of months, had been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases since July 1, much like some other parts of the country, the SSO said.
The Capital Complex Region reported 25 new cases, followed by five in Upper Siang, four in West Kameng, three each in Papum Pare, Kamle, Lohit, Lower Siang, Namsai and Lower Subansiri districts respectively. East Siang district also reported two new cases.
The state currently has 257 active COVID-19 cases, while 64,481 people have recuperated thus far including, 45 on Tuesday, the official said.
The COVID-19 recovery rate now is 99.15 per cent, while the active ratio is 0.39 per cent, Dr Jampa said.
The Capital Complex Region comprising, Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa areas, has the highest number of active cases at 74, followed by Namsai (39), Lohit (37), East Siang (16) and West Kameng with 13 cases.
A total of 12,78,983 samples have been tested for Coronavirus in the state thus far, including 229 on Tuesday, Jampa added.
So far over 17.75 lakh people have been inoculated with Coronavirus vaccines in the state, State Immunisation Officer (SIO) Dr Dimong Padung informed.


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