Sikkim registers third death due to COVID-19

Gangtok, 19 Aug (IPR):

The State of Sikkim has registered the third death due to COVID-19 today. This was informed by DG-cum-Secretary, Health, Pempa T Bhutia through an emergency Health Bulletin at around 5.00pm on 19 Aug, 2020.

Dr Bhutia informed that the 57-year-old male from Pelling was admitted in STNM Hospital on 14 Aug, 2020, following Cellulitis infection, leading to multiple organ dysfunctions. The Hospital immediately carried out the RTPCR test the same night, the result of which came positive.

The DG-cum-Secretary informed that the patient succumbed to COVID-19 today. He will be cremated this evening as per the guidelines of the Government of India.