Arunachal Pradesh has recorded its first COVID-19 fatality after a 43-year-old woman with co-morbid condition succumbed to the disease on Wednesday, while two new cases have been reported, taking the state’s tally to 160.
The woman, a resident of West Kameng district, was suffering from chronic kidney disease and had returned from Delhi on June 11. She was kept at an institutional quarantine at Dirang. As her health deteriorated, she was tested for COVID-19 and was found positive on June 23.
The woman was referred to Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Naharlagun, but died on the way to the hospital near Shergaon on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, 2 fresh cases one from the Capital complex and another from Longding were reported in the state. Both persons had returned from other states and are symptomatic.
Of the total 160 cases, 121 are active cases and 38 have recovered from the disease so far.