53 year old from Gyalshing becomes Sikkim’s 127th Covid fatality.

GANGTOK, 30 Dec: A 53-years-old lady from Middle Gyalshing in West District succumbed to novel coronavirus on Wednesday taking the COVID-19 related death toll to 127. She was under home isolation after being tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday and passed away early this morning.

In his daily health bulletin on Wednesday, Health Department State IEC Officer, Sonam Gyaltsen Bhutia mentioned that the patient was found COVID-19 positive in the rapid antigen testing yesterday at Gyalshing District Hospital and she opted for the home isolation. He informed that it was COVID death with comorbidities as the patient was suffering from Cirrhosis and Chronic Kidney Disease.

In the meantime, Sikkim has registered 13 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the tally of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported so far in the State to 5877. In the other hand, the figure of the recovered patients of COVID-19 in the State has further increased to 5124. There are now 532 active cases of novel coronavirus in the State, of whom three are current in the ICU facility of STNM hospital.

Mr Bhutia informed that these 13 new cases were reported in the testing of 131 samples on Tuesday, in which 10 samples were returned positive in RT-PCR testing of 104 samples and three new cases were found in the rapid antigen testing of 22 samples. Of the 13 new cases in the State, 07 were reported in East District, 02 in West District and 04 in South District.

While giving the details of new cases, Mr Bhutia informed that two persons from Ranipool, one from Pachey, Pakyong, one from Tathangchen and one from Gairi Gaon, Tadong in East District were found positive for COVID-19. Likewise, two persons from Namchi, two from Ghurpisey and one from Dambudara, Namchi in South District and one person from Middle Gyalshing and one from Labing Gerethang in West Districts were also found COVID-19 positive.

He informed that one 50-years-old man from near Ganju Lama Dwar, Deorali, whose sample was tested positive for COVID-19, was not traceable over the given phone number. He further added that a 57-years-old Ganga Pradhan from Gangtok, whose status was announced yesterday in the health bulletin, was still not traceable over the phone and urged to immediately contact the concerned authority.