Five new COVID cases

Summit Report

GANGTOK, 20 Jan:

Five new cases of novel coronavirus and one recovery of COVID patient have been reported in the last 24 hours in Sikkim. Sikkim’s tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported so far has reached 6057, in which 5671 persons have been discharged from isolation. There are now 160 active cases of novel coronavirus in the State, of whom two are currently admitted in the ICU facility of COVID-dedicated STNM hospital.

In his daily health bulletin on Wednesday, Health Department State IEC Officer, SonamGyaltsen Bhutia mentioned that five fresh cases of novel coronavirus in Sikkim were reported in the testing of 277 samples on Tuesday, in which two were found in RT-PCR testing of 170 samples, two in TrueNat testing of 21 samples and one in the rapid antigen testing of 86 samples.

New cases reported from in and around Gangtok are; one person from Manbir Colony and one from near Cooperative, Sichey, while one person from Majhitar and one from Fatak Line in East District were also found positive for COVID-19. Likewise, the sample of one person from Lower Lingchom, Gyalshingalso tested COVID-19 positive.

Mr Bhutia mentioned that a total of 215 health workers were vaccinated at different venues in the State on Wednesday. He added that 80 persons at Urban PHC, Gangtok, 55 at District Hospital, Singtam and 80 at District Hospital, Namchi were vaccinated today. He further informed that with today’s vaccinations a total of 573 persons have been vaccinated so far in the State.