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95 new Covid cases, active case tally is 679

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 11:30 [IST]

Last Update: Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 05:50 [IST]

95 new Covid cases, active case tally is 679

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GANGTOK: Sikkim recorded 95 new Covid positive cases from the around 364 samples tested on Thursday. The State’s active Covid case tally is now 679, informed Sonam G. Bhutia, State Health IEC officer, in his Friday health bulletin.
Fifty-two Covid positive cases came from East Sikkim, mostly from in and around Gangtok. South district reported 39 cases while four cases came from west district.
In east district, Covid cases are resurfacing in Rangpo, the earlier coronavirus hotspot of Sikkim. As per the health bulletin, around six Covid cases are from Rangpo area including a health worker of Rangpo PHC.
Four cases are from Singtam hospital including three from the female ward which has been brought under containment.
The positive cases from Gangtok include those from Arithang, VIP Colony, Sichey, DPH, PNG Road, Kazi Road, Nam Nam, Metro Point, Kopibari and 5th Mile. Three more cases were reported from the GREF camp at Phengla.
Three staff of Central Referral Hospital, Manipal at Tadong have also tested Covid positive. Two police personnel posted at Samman Bhawan were also detected with Covid.
In south district, one case came from Namchi Jail, 10 from Namchi area, six from Boomtar, two from Sumbuk, two from Kitam and one from Chemchey. Cases were also reported from different parts of Jorethang including three from Jorethang police station. One Melli PHC staff was also found infected with coronavirus.
The four cases from west district were one from Karkha Bazaar, Soreng and three from Reshi bazaar.
Four patients are presently admitted in the ICU of STNM Covid care centre.
Nine patients were discharged on Thursday after recovering from coronavirus taking the total number of recoveries to 1994 in Sikkim. The total confirmed cases in the State stand at 2704, as per the health bulletin.

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