Daily cases cross 5 aftermore than a month


GANGTOK, 28 Feb: After more than a month of daily COVID detections remaining below 5, Sikkim saw what now seems like a spike of 8 new cases being recorded in a day. Of the eight new cases, three were reported in East District and five in South District to take the state tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported so far to 6145. In the meantime, the state has witnessed six new recoveries on Saturday to improve the figure of recovered cases of COVID-19 in Sikkim to 5867. There are currently

46 active cases of novel coronavirus in the State. In his daily health bulletin on Sunday, Health

Department State IEC Officer, Sonam Gyaltsen Bhutia mentioned that eight new cases were

reported from the testing of 153 samples for COVID-19 on Saturday. He added that all eight cases were found in RTPCR testing of 138 samples. Nine samples tested by TrueNat and six through rapid antigen

testing returned negative for COVID-19. While giving details of new cases reported in the capital, he mentioned that two persons from SIB colony quarter, Vajra Area and one from Chandmari reported positive for COVID-19. Likewise, samples of one person from Wok, two from Bhanjyang Road, Namchi, one from Tharpu, Namchi and one from Jorethang in South District were also found positive for COVID-19, Mr Bhutia said