6 health workers, 5 police personnel test positive

Gangtok, 25 Sept:

With the continuing rise in the number of COVID cases in the state, the number of frontline workers testing positive is also on the rise. Six health workers are among the 95 new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday.

Three CRH Tadong staff, one STNM Hospital staff, one Melli PHC staff and one Jorethang CHC staff have tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, one case was reported from Rangpo CHC and 04 cases from Singtam District Hospital, however, there is no information on whether these cases are of patients or health workers.

Two police personnel posted at SammanBhawan in Gangtok and three from Jorethang Police Station have tested positive for COVID-19. The health bulletin also mentioned one case from Namchi Jail but no details were provided if the patient was an inmate or staff.