Sikkim COVID death-toll reaches 99

Gangtok, 22 Nov:

Sikkim recorded one more COVID-19 death on Saturday taking the death toll to 99.

A 47-year-old female from Lingmoo, South District, passed away at around 3:50 PM on Saturday at STNM Hospital here.

In the daily health bulletin on Sunday, Health Department State IEC Officer, Sonam Gyaltsen Bhutia, informed that patient was found positive for COVID-19 during Rapid Antigen Testing at Central Referral Hospital, Tadong on 19 November and she was shifted to STNM Hospital, the COVID-dedicated hospital of the State.

She was admitted in the ICU facility and passed away on Saturday evening.

Mr Bhutia informs that the patient passed away due to cardio respiratory failure and had co-morbidities of chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

Meanwhile, Sikkim’s tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reached 4,722 with the detection of 31 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in the 24 hours ending 8 AM Sunday.

On the other hand, 41 more patients were discharged on Saturday improving the number of discharged COVID-19 patients in the State to 4,259. There are currently 278 active cases in Sikkim.

The 31 new cases were detected from screening of 212 samples, of which 21 were reported in RT-PCR testing of 152 samples and 10 from rapid antigen testing of 49 samples. All eleven samples tested via TrueNat returned negative.

Of the 31 fresh cases, 25 were reported from East District, three from West District and three in South District.

While giving the details of the new cases found in RT-PCR, Mr Bhutia informed that nine persons from Tadong, three from Sukkha Pul in Sichey and two staff members of CRH from its staff quarters tested COVID-19 positive.

Likewise, one person from a containment zone in Sichey, one from Daragaon, Majhitar, one from the government quarter in Deorali, one from Baluwakhani, one from Rhenock, one from Hee Gaon, Dentam and one newborn baby at STNM hospital were also reported positive for COVID-19 in RT-PCR.

In rapid antigen testing, one person from Sreebadam, one from Soreng, one from Chusingthang, one from Rabongla, one from Kamrang, one from above TNA School, one from Indira Bye Pass area, one from Lumsey, one from Doctor’s quarter of CRH, Tadong and one from near Aho Senti School in Aho were found COVID-19 positive.