193 active COVID cases in Sikkim with 21 new cases NO COVID PATIENT IN ICU


GANGTOK, 14 Apr: The number of active cases of coronavirus has increased to 193 in Sikkim with 21 new cases reported in the last 24 hours although there is no one in the ICU of the Covid wing of STNM

Hospital. The state’s tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has now reached 6456. With no new recovery, the figure of recovered cases of COVID-19 in Sikkim stands still at 5990. In his daily health

bulletin on Wednesday, Health Department State IEC Officer, Sonam Gyaltsen Bhutia informed that 21 samples returned positive for COVID-19 during the testing of 413 samples on Tuesday. He added that 15 cases were detected in RT-PCR testing of 364 samples, while six more persons were found positive in the rapid antigen testing of 49 samples. While giving details of new cases, he mentioned that two persons from government quarter, Shyari, one from near Barpipal, Sichey, one from Paljor Namgyal

Girls School Road, one from Arithang, two from Tadong, one from near TV Tower and one from

near Lal Bazaar have tested positive for the virus. Likewise, one person from Majhitar, two from

Mamring, one from Majhigaon, Rangpo and one from IBM Rangpo in East District and one from

Jorethang and two from Namchi in South District also reported positive for COVID-19, Mr Bhutia

said. He added that two from Army Hospital also tested positive and they are following COVID protocols

of the army. He said that one 26-year-old tourist, who reported positive at Central Referral Hospital, has gone missing after getting the test report and is not answering any phone calls. On the other hand,

9,486 persons [8950 first dose & 536 second dose] have received vaccination for COVID-19 in different parts of Sikkim on Tuesday. In category- wise vaccination details, 61 healthcare workers [23 first dose

& 38 second dose], 443 frontline workers [178 first dose & 265 second dose] and 8,982 persons in age group of 45 years & above [8749 first dose & 233 second dose] were vaccinated for COVID-19.