GANGTOK, 02 Sept: Thirty-two more patients have been discharged from isolation facilities in the State on Tuesday after winning their battle against the novel coronavirus taking the total number of cured & discharged patients of COVID-19 to 1269. A patient from isolation ward of STNM hospital, nine from Paljor Stadium, 21 from Himalayan Pharmacy Institute, Majhitar and one from Ayush Hospital were discharged yesterday.
In the meantime, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported so far in the State has increased to 1704 with reports of 34 fresh cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours as on 8 AM Wednesday. The active cases in the State are now 431.
In the daily health bulletin on Wednesday, Health Department State IEC Officer, Sonam G Bhutia mentioned that 24 samples were came out positive for COVID-19 in the testing of 215 samples by RT-PCR at VRD Lab in STNM hospital, while 10 more new cases detected in the rapid antigen testing of 234 samples. Likewise, all 12 samples tested by TrueNat were found negative for COVId-19, he added. He informed that one 50-years-old man from Sichey, whose phone was not reachable after his test report came positive for COVID-19, was traced by ASHA worker of the area and was already shifted to STNM hospital this morning.
While giving break-up of new cases came out in RT-PCR testing, Mr Bhutia informed that one person from Namcheybong, one from Pachey-Samsing, one from Parks area, one from Biring, one from Upper Aho and one from Chuba were tested positive. Likewise, he added that three from Adarsh Gaon, Singtam, one from Milan Gaon, Krishi Bhawan, 2 from Ranipool, six from Lal Bazaar area, one from below ICFAI University, Sichey, one from Golidara Sichey, one from Ramudamu colony in Bye-pass, one from containment zone in Lingding, one from below DGP Bungalow in Tathangchen and one from near Sai Mandir in Panihouse were also found positive for COVID-19 in RT-PCR testing
Mr Bhutia informed that one person from Lower Sawney, one from Namnang, one from Chota Singtam and one from Lal Bazaar were found positive in the rapid antigen testing in the Central Referral Hospital. He further informed that one person from Baluthang were also tested in RAT at Melli screening centre in South Sikkim, while three persons, one from near GMC Deorali, one from Chadey, Simik and one employee of Teesta Urja Limited Mangan, were found positive in RAT at Rangpo screening centre. Similarly, one person from Shanti Nagar, Singtam and one police personnel of Singtam Bazaar reported positive in RAT at Singtam District Hospital.