Gangtok, July 30: According to the daily Health Bulletin by Director General cum Health Secretary Dr Pempa Tshering Bhutia, Sikkim’s total cases now stand at 610, while active cases have reached 395 after 214 patients were cured and discharged and one fatality.

The East district reported 10 new cases and stands at a total of 425 cases and the South District reported four new cases, bringing its total to 41. West district and North district reported no new cases. 

The Health Secretary informed that all the 14 new cases were reported via RT-PCR out of 459 samples. 32 tests were conducted in TrueNat and all resulted in a negative status.

Among the four cases reported via RT-PCR testing from South District, one is from Majhigaon, Jorethang and three are from Alkem Pharmaceutical company of Samdong, a contact of the Rangpo funeral ceremony.

From the 10 cases reported in the East District, three are from Raj Bhawan, contacts of the lady from Working Women’s’ Hostel, Deorali who had earlier reported positive.

Seven reported from Singtam, two from Rangpo, one from Mazitar and four from Mamring, via contact tracing.

The Health Secretary informed that four patients have been shifted into the ICU of New STNM hospital Sochyakgang, for High-Pressure Nasal Oxygen.

One of the patients is a 17-year-old from Dentam who tested positive today through Rapid Antigen testing. She was referred to District Hospital, Gyalshing but due to blockage of the road, she was taken to District Hospital Namchidue to some problems caused by an earlier brain surgery.

Since she tested positive, four departments of District Hospital,
Namchi – pediatric, medical, emergency and X-ray – have been contained.
Her family members have tested negative. She will be shifted to New STNM Hospital Friday morning due to her co-morbidity.

The Health Secretary notified that 88 samples were tested in RT-PCR at the Containment Zone in Melli Aching, South Sikkim which reported negative status due to which administration can now denotify this as a containment zone.

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