GANGTOK, 20 Sept: The confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported so far in Sikkim has increased to 2391 with 49 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in the State in last 24 hours as on 8 AM Sunday. Out of these 49 new cases in the State, 11 are reported in East District, 01 in West District and 37 in South District. Likewise, the active cases of novel coronavirus have also increased to 469 in Sikkim. In the meantime, the figure of cured & discharged patients of COVID-19 is standing now on 1894 with discharged of three patients from isolation facilities on Saturday after their full recovery.
In the daily health bulletin on Sunday evening, Health Department State IEC Officer, Sonam G Bhutia mentioned that 45 new cases COVID-19 positive were detected in the testing of 314 samples by RT-PCR at VRD Lab in STNM hospital on Saturday. He added that two of 12 samples tested by TrueNat were found positive for COVID-19, while two other new cases of COVID-19 positive were reported in the rapid antigen testing of 28 samples.
While giving break-up of new cases found in RT-PCR testing, he informed that 37 new cases have been reported from South District including six staffs of Jorethang CHC and six from Chisopani and one police personnel from Melli. Likewise, one person from near Lepcha garage on Bye-Pass Road, one from near PHSC Kopibari, three primary contacts from the containment zone in Development Area, one from PNG Road, one from Deorali Road and one from Kingstone, Rhenock were also found positive in RT-PCR testing, he added. He informed that one person from Daragaon, Tadong and a 23-years-old female from Bojoghari, who cannot be contacted over phone, were found positive for COVID-19 in TrueNat testing. He further urged her to immediately contact the concerned authority on getting the information regarding her positive result for COVID-19.
Mr Bhutia informed that a person from Mandir area in Bojoghari and a person from Sombaria in West Sikkim were reported positive in the rapid antigen testing.
He mentioned that a 54-years-old man from Chongay, who was admitted on 02 September at STNM hospital, passed away at around 7 AM this morning. He added that the patient had the comorbid conditions of diabetic, CKD and renal failure.
Likewise, he informed that two days old child, who was tested positive for COVID-19, have been recovered fully and discharged from the hospital and presently at home.