13 fresh Covid cases in Sikkim

Saturday, Jan 16, 2021 08:30 [IST]

Last Update: Saturday, Jan 16, 2021 02:48 [IST]

13 fresh Covid cases in Sikkim

GANGTOK,: Sikkim registered 13 new Covid-19 positive cases from the 206 samples tested on Thursday. The total number of Covid positive cases is 6,024 and among them, 163 are active cases, as per the health bulletin.
The new positive cases belong from Dikchu Gurung Gaon in North Sikkim, Assam Lingzey, Sichey, Swastik, Ranipool, Singtam, Deorali, Saramsa and Indira Bypass in east district and Rabongla in South Sikkim. They were all tested positive in east district.
As many as 5,636 have recovered from the contagion in Sikkim, and 130 have died so far.

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