One new Covid case, 3 recoveries in Sikkim

Summit Report

Gangtok, 15 Jun:

With only one new Covid infection and three recoveries in the past 24 hours, the number of active cases in Sikkim came down to 10 today. Also, against the five Covid patients admitted in hospital till yesterday, now there are only three there. More significantly, only one of them is in ICU. Till yesterday, there were two in ICU.

As per the Daily Report of Covid-19 in Sikkim released by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme of Health Department on Wednesday morning, today’s case was picked up from the screening of 97 samples in the last 24 hours to give the State a daily test positivity rate of 1%.

This one case was registered in East district which has been the only district for past nearly one month where Covid infections have been detected. Also, most of the tests were conducted in East Sikkim as well. While 95 samples were screened in East district, two samples were tested in West Sikkim and no samples screened in South and North Sikkim in the past 24 hours. The low numbers can also be explained to Tuesday being a holiday.

No Covid deaths were reported here in the past 24 hours and the toll continues to hold at 453. The last Covid-death in the State was reported on 09 June and had come after nearly two months of no Covid fatalities in Sikkim.