Itanagar : Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday registered 71 more COVID-19 cases, taking its tally of confirmed cases to 53,102.
Itanagar Capital Complex reported the highest 13 cases, followed by Changlang 10, Lower Subansiri and Namsai six each, and Tawang five. Forty-one of the total cases were turned out to be asymptomatic and 30 symptomatic, according to a bulletin issued by the state Health Services Directorate here last evening.
On the contrary, 61 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease during the period that took the number of recoveries to 51,969, the bulletin said.
The COVID recovery rate stands at 97.87 per cent and the positivity rate at 1.64 per cent, while the mortality rate is 0.49 per cent.
Arunachal at present has 873 active COVID-19 cases. 260 people have so far died due to the deadly virus.
The State on Wednesday tested 2849 samples for COVID-19 that took its cumulative figure to 10,62,463.
Meanwhile, in view of declining COVID-19 infections, the Arunachal Pradesh government has further relaxed the COVID-19 restrictions, besides lifting the night curfew from across the state. The ongoing COVID curbs across the State will continue till September 30 next for containment of the deadly virus.
“The COVID-19 situation in the State has been reviewed by the Government. It was observed that though the number of COVID-19 patients and positivity rate is declining and plateauing in many districts and the State as a whole, the overall situation is under control except few districts, for which adequate measures are still necessary for containment of COVID-19 across the State,” read the ‘order’ from Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management Authority (APDMA) here.
As per the order, the district administrations shall decide on the matter of imposing night curfew as per the assessment of the local situation. However, in the case of Itanagar Capital Complex, the night curfew has been extended from 6 pm to 5 am daily till September 30, during which no movement of vehicles/individuals will be allowed, excepting those exempted from it.
All the Govt and private offices/establishments and shops & commercial establishments will be allowed to function/open henceforth subject to following COVID-appropriate behaviour including wearing of face masks, hand & respiratory hygiene and maintaining physical/social distancing.