Arunachal, September 24: The highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases was recorded on Wednesday in Arunachal Pradesh. There were 289 cases reported. Of the total 289 cases, only 21 patients are symptomatic. The capital city of Itanagar alone recorded 173 cases. There were a total of 125 recoveries on the same day. The previous highest numbers were recorded on September 8 and September 16, with 221 cases.

Of the total cases, 37 are detected from Banderdewa check gate, 36 from flu clinic, TRIHMS, 28 from paid quarantine testing centre, another 28 from the civil secretariat, Itanagar, 16 from flu clinic, RKMH, Itanagar, 13 from flu clinic, Heema Hospital, Itanagar, nine from testing centre CCC-SOA, zoo area, Itanagar, six from SQF, Lekhi. After Itanagar, Changlang is the second highest with 17 COVID cases.

Seven cases were reported from Kharsang Township, six amongst the Assam Rifles personnel, two from Jairampur Township, one from Miao Township and another from Changlang Township. East Siang district has high numbers with 13 being reported on Wednesday. Out of these 13, 10 are GREF personnel from Ranaghat and Pasighat. Nine cases have been reported from Pakke Kessang and eight cases have been reported from Namsai, Lohit and West Siang. Upper Subansiri reported seven, while Anjaw, Longding, Upper Siang and West Kameng reported six new cases each. All the other towns reported five or less than that.

The state’s total caseload is 8,133 while 2,216 cases are still active. Total recoveries lie at 5,903 with a death toll of 14.