32 New COVID-19 cases in Arunachal

including six ITBP personnel, have tested positive for COVID- 19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the northeastern state’s caseload to 1,158 on Monday, a senior health official said.Eleven fresh cases were reported in Seppa, the district headquarters of East Kameng, eight in Changlang district, six in Upper Siang, five in the Capital Complex region and one each in East Siang and Lower Subansiri districts, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.

The new cases in Seppa are contacts of a COVID-19 patient in East Kameng district, while four of the eight new patients in Changlang are returnees from other states and two each are government employees and health workers, he said.

The six fresh cases reported in Upper Siang district are Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, while both the new patients in East Siang and Lower Subansiri had returned from other states, Jampa said.The five fresh infections in the Capital Complex region were detected during rapid antigen tests, he said.

Barring nine, all the new patients are asymptomatic.They were shifted to COVID-19 care centres, Jampa said.Seventy-seven more people, including 70 from the Capital Complex region, have recovered from COVID-19 and were discharged from hospitals on Sunday, he said, adding they have been advised strict home quarantine and self-monitoring.