Arunachal, May 14: Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu hold a review meeting of oxygen in the hospital and inform that the state to get 500 oxygen beds with Seven Oxygen Generation Plants by the end of the month.

He said that “Glad to know that by month-end we will have 500 oxygen beds with Seven Oxygen Generation Plants functioning in Arunachal. I have directed to work towards increasing to 1000 oxygen beds with additional oxygen generating plants.”

Arunachal Pradesh reported the highest single-day spike of 279 COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 20,854, a senior health official said here on Thursday.

The COVID-19 death toll rose to 69 as one more person succumbed to the infection, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr. Lobsang Jampa said.

A 59-year-old ITBN jawan from 9 ITBP BattaDrn at Lohitpur in the Lohit district died on Tuesday at the Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DCHC). He was suffering from hypertension and hypothyroidism, the official said.

The Capital Complex region recorded the maximum number of fresh cases at 73, followed by Lower Subansiri (35), Lohit (33), Namsai (24), Papumpare (20), and East Siang (19), 16 cases each in Lower Dibang Valley and West Kameng and Changlang (14).

Nine fresh cases were also reported from Tawang, Kurung Kumey (4), Lower Siang (3), two each from West Siang, Tirap, Dibang Valley and Anjaw and one each from Upper Siang, Pakke Kessang, Kra Daadi, East Kameng and Upper Subansiri district respectively, the SSO said.

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At least 108 more people were cured of the disease on Wednesday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 18,961.

The COVID-19 recovery rate is now 89.63 per cent while the active percentage stands at 10.04 and the positivity rate at 8.37 per cent, the official said.