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66 new Covid cases, active tally is 556

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 10:30 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 05:15 [IST]

66 new Covid cases, active tally is 556

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GANGTOK: Sikkim recorded 66 new Covid positive cases based on the samples tested on Monday. The State’s active Covid cases tally stand at 556, informed Sonam G. Bhutia, State IEC officer, Health department in his Tuesday health bulletin.
Among the new Covid positive cases, 54 cases are from East Sikkim, mostly from in and around Gangtok. The positive cases have been reported from different parts of the State capital including Arithang, Shyari, Sichey, Lumsey, VIP Colony, Development Area, Daragaon, Gairigaon, Chanmari, Panihouse, Bypass road and Kazi road. Four patients admitted at STNM hospital have also tested positive along with a health staff deputed there, the health bulletin informs.
A senior officer of State Women Commission has also tested Covid positive. Five Health workers deputed at Rangpo screening centre have also been detected with coronavirus.
Six cases were reported from south district including Boomtar and Namchi, as per the Health bulletin.
Similarly, six Covid positive cases were reported from West Sikkim including three from Geyzing. One case each came from Budang, Malbasey and Soreng areas.
Seventeen patients were discharged from the Covid care centres on Monday after recovering from coronavirus. The total number of persons who have been discharged so far in Sikkim is 1928.
Twenty nine deaths in the State have been recorded as Covid casualties.
The total confirmed Covid positive cases in the State are 2513 cases.

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