Sikkim sees more recovered COVID-19 cases than current active tally at 32
A new COVID-19 positive case in the state was reported by the Director-General of the State Health Department Dr Pempa Tshering Bhutia today in his daily Health Bulletin. The total number of active cases are at 32 now.
The infected person is a returnee from Mumbai, Maharashtra who returned to Sikkim on 24th June undergoing facility quarantine at Himalayan Pharmacy Boy’s Hostel, Mazitar East Sikkim.
The infected person had shared a bus with four other people. Out of the four, one underwent quarantine at the same facility as the patient and the other three sent to Royal Plaza. Contact tracing has been done and the infected person has been shifted to the New STNM Multispeciality hospital Sochyakgang near Gangtok.
Currently, Sikkim has 32 active cases of COVID-19 after five patients were discharged on Friday; cumulatively, there have been 103 cases.
Among the five, two were from East District – the oldest and youngest COVID19 patient in Sikkim, and the rest from Namchi, South Sikkim.
Dr. Bhutia further informed that an additional set of logistics are being received by the state from the central government which would decrease the cost of testing.