With one more death, Sikkim’s Covid toll reaches 103

Gangtok, 27 Nov:

COVID-19 claimed one more life here on Friday taking Novel Coronavirus-related deaths here to 103.

A 66-year-old male from Lower Kamrang, South District, passed away due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [COPD] and cardio respiratory failure at around 4:30 AM early this morning here at STNM Hospital.

In the daily health bulletin on Friday, Health Department State IEC Officer, Sonam Gyaltsen Bhutia, informed that the patient tested positive for COVID-19 in rapid antigen testing and was admitted to STNM Hospital at around midnight Friday. He passed away a few hours later. The patient had co-morbidities of diabetes and hypertension, it is informed.

Meanwhile, Sikkim reported 37 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking its tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 4,908 on Friday.

On the other hand, 40 more patients returned to normal life after being discharged from facility and home isolation on Thursday and the figure of so discharged patients now stands at 4,455. There are now 264 active cases in the State, of whom seven are currently admitted in the ICU facility of STNM hospital.

The 37 new cases were detected from 221 samples tested on Thursday - 21 cases reported in RT-PCR testing of 140 samples, three in TrueNat testing of 12 samples and 13 in rapid antigen testing of 69 samples.

31 of the new cases were reported from East District and three each from West and South Districts.

While providing details of the new cases, Mr Bhutia informed that two persons from Namchi and one from Lower Kamrang from South District and one person from Lower Laso, one from Mangalbaria and one from Daragaon, Soreng in West District tested positive for COVID-19.

Likewise, four persons from Topche Road, Pachey-Samsing in Pakyong, one from Manbey Dhanbari Tumin, one from IBM Rangpo, one from near the primary school in Lower Biring, one from Samdong, three from Ranipool and two from near Sun Pharma in Setipool in East District also tested positive.

In cases reported from in and around Gangtok includes one person from Gangtok Bazaar, one from Pani House, one from Sichey, one from Libing, one from Arithang and two from Upper Shyari.

There are 10 new cases of novel coronavirus from Tadong, of which three are from Tadong bazaar, three from 6th Mile, three from Greendale School Road and one from below Metro Point.

Mr Bhutia informed that a 46-year-old female from Tadong and a 44-year-old female from Decheling, who have positive for COVID-19, could not be contacted over phone and has urged them to immediately contact the concerned authorities.