Arunachal remains coronavirus-free for second day, over 32,000 inoculated


Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh remained a coronavirus-free state for the second consecutive day, as no positive case was reported in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said on Monday.

The total caseload remained at 16,836, while the number of recoveries stood at 16,780, State Surveillance Officer Lobsang Jampa said.

So far, 56 people have died due to the contagion, he said.

Arunachal Pradesh’s recovery rate and positivity rate are at 99.66 per cent and zero per cent, respectively, the official said.

Altogether, 4,05,804 samples have been tested, including 157 on Sunday.

Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer (SIO) Dimong Padung said 32,325 health and frontline workers received vaccine shots in the state so far.

The health department has been carrying out the inoculation drive four days a week – Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.