Ten more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the state’s overall tally to 158 as of June 23.
The state now has 120 active cases, while 38 patients have recovered from the virus so far.
A total of nine fresh cases were reported from the Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) while one was reported from Tawang.
State surveillance officer L Jampa said “out of the nine positive cases of ICR, 2 each have returned from Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while the others are returnees from Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Maharashtra, Assam and Manipur.”
The case from Tawang is a returnee from Delhi.
All 9 cases from ICR are asymptomatic, however, the one from Tawang (a resident of West Kameng) is co-morvid with chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is being referred to Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DHC) in Tomo Riba Institute of Health And Medical Sciences, Naharlagun, Dr Jampa said.
Meanwhile, a total of 16 Covid-19 positive patients have been released from the respective covid care centers there were in on Tuesday after they tested negative in two consecutive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests.