Arunachal Pradesh’s COVID-19 tally rose to 6,851 on Friday as 159 more people, including 15 security personnel, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said.
he Capital Complex region reported the highest number of new cases at 88, followed by West Kameng (11) and Lower Subansiri (11), he said.
“Eleven Army jawans and four Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel are among the new patients,” State Surveillance Officer, Dr L Jampa, said.
Twelve personnel of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and one of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have also contracted the disease, he said.
As many as 180 more people have recovered from the disease and were discharged from hospitals on Thursday, the official said.
The recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state stands at 72.50 per cent, Jampa said.(PTI)