No new cases, one recovery and only one Covid patient in hospital

Summit Report

Gangtok, 04 May:

The number of active cases of Covid-19 in Sikkim dropped to three on Wednesday with no new cases recorded in the past 24 hours and one patient making a full recovery. One of the three Covid patients is admitted in hospital and being down with severe symptoms, in the ICU at Central Referral Hospital at present.

As per the Daily Report of Covid-19 in Sikkim released by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme of the Health Department on Wednesday morning, all the 74 samples screened for the virus in the past 24 hours returned negative.

Since testing began in Sikkim on 28 Feb, 2020, a total of 39,153 cases have been confirmed here at a cumulative test positivity rate of 11.6% from the screening of a little over 3.36 lakh tests. The test positivity rate for the past seven days works out to 0.3%.

Reassuringly for Sikkim, no Covid death has been recorded here since 27 March since when the toll has held at 452.