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Arunachal Pradesh has reported 443 new COVID-19 cases, taking caseload in the northeastern state to 42,089.

The COVID-19 death toll in the frontier state increased to 199, as two more persons succumbed to the infection on Friday, officials said.

A 70-year-old man from Leparada district succumbed to the disease at the Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DCHC) in Basar due to acute respiratory distress syndrome with Covid Pneumonia, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The other fatality was that of an 83-year-old-man from Lower Dibang Valley district, who died at his residence on Friday due to Covid Pneumonia, he said.

The Capital Complex Region recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 112, followed by Lohit (42), Lower Subansiri (36), Tawang (27), East Siang (26), Papumpare and West Siang with 23 cases each, Upper Subansiri (22), Changlang (18) and 14 each from Namsai and Anjaw, the official said.


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