No new Covid cases on Sunday

Summit Report

Gangtok, 18 Jan:

Sikkim registered no new cases of novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours keeping the number of confirmed cases COVID-19 in the State steady at 6,038.

Numbers are usually low on Mondays since the VRD Lab at STNM Hospital, where RT-PCR tests are conducted, remains closed on Sundays. Rapid Antigen Testing and TrueNat tests are however conducted and ‘0’ new infections should bring a cheer to the State and authorities here.

In the meanwhile, the total number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in Sikkim has reached 5,661 with the discharge of nine more patients from the isolation facilities.

The number of active cases of novel coronavirus in the State has thus further reduced to 152, of whom three are currently admitted in the ICU facility of the COVID-dedicated STNM Hospital.

In his health bulletin on Monday, Health Department State IEC Officer, Sonam Gyaltsen Bhutia mentioned that all 19 samples tested on Sunday were found negative on Sunday.

While 10 samples were screened by TrueNat, nine were put through rapid antigen testing.