Two more test positive, COVID tally rises to 66

Gangtok, 17 Jun:

Two new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the State on Wednesday. An 18-year-old woman from West Sikkim and 52-year-old man from East Sikkim have tested positive for COVID-19 taking the total numbers of active cases in Sikkim to 66.

In his daily health bulletin on Wednesday, Health Department DG-cum-Secretary, Dr Pempa Tshering Bhutia mentioned that a total of 287 samples were tested on Tuesday in the Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at STNM Hospital, in which four tested positive for COVID-19.

He informed that out of the four, two were repeat tests of positive patients who have again tested positive.

Among the two new cases, the 18-year-old girl is from West Sikkim who had returned from Delhi on 07 June.She was in a paid quarantine facility in Pellingand has been shifted to the Isolation Ward of Ayush Hospital, Gyalshing after testing positive, Dr Bhutia informed.

The other positive patient is a 52-year-old man who had returned from Kolkata on 14 June and was in a paid quarantine facility. He has also been admitted in the isolation ward of STNM hospital.

Dr Bhutia informed that three direct contacts of the East District positive patient have been shifted to the ICAR guest house and other contacts of both positive patients have been contained.