237 Covid cases, two deaths in Sikkim

Sunday, Aug 01, 2021 07:45 [IST]

Last Update: Sunday, Aug 01, 2021 02:09 [IST]

237 Covid cases, two deaths in Sikkim

GANGTOK,: Sikkim registered 237 Covid cases from the 1806 samples tested on Friday. The State’s Covid positivity rate was 13.1%, said the Health department.
The district-wise Covid load was 127 cases in east district, 44 cases in west district and 66 cases in south district. Eleven cases were reported from Tsomgo area in east district, as per Health department.
Two more Covid deaths were reported from STNM Hospital. The deceased persons were a 39-year-old male from Hee Bazaar, west district and a 71-year-old female from Rongli, east district.
So far, around 206 persons in Sikkim have been claimed by Covid second wave. This week has seen 14 Covid deaths in Sikkim.
The Corona death toll here since last year is 344, said the Health department.
With 137 recoveries on Friday, the active Covid tally in Sikkim stands at 3400, said the Health department.
At present, there are 110 Covid patients admitted in hospitals here. Among them, 10 are in the ICU, said the Health department.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi