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Can you guess the only coronavirus-free state in India?


At a time when the entire world is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases amid virus mutations, the people of Arunachal Pradesh can stay relaxed. The northeastern state on Sunday became the only state in the country to have zero active cases of COVID-19.

Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday became a coronavirus-free state after the three active COVID-19 cases in the state recovered from the viral infection.

Arunachal Pradesh’s recovery rate and positivity rate are at 99.66 per cent and zero per cent, respectively, according to a health department official. Also, reports claimed that no fresh case of the viral infection has been reported in the past 24 hours.

16,836 coronavirus cases so far

According to the data compiled by the Union health ministry, Arunachal Pradesh has reported 16,836 COVID-19 cases so far. Out of it, 16780 people have recovered from the viral infection, whereas 56 people have succumbed to it.

Over 4.05 lakh samples have been tested in the state, including 312 on Saturday.

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Meanwhile, State Immunisation Officer (SIO) Dimong Padung said 32,325 health and frontline workers have received vaccine shots in the state thus far. The health department has been carrying out the inoculation drive four days a week—Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

1.10 crore COVID-19 cases

The health ministry on Sunday informed that 16,752 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.10 crore.

The ministry also informed that over 1.43 crore people have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 58,719 people were vaccinated on Saturday.

Also, 113 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 1,57,051. Of the over 1.10 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 1.64 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 1.48 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 1.07 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.


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