323 Covid cases, two deaths in Sikkim

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 08:15 [IST]

Last Update: Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 02:40 [IST]

323 Covid cases, two deaths in Sikkim

GANGTOK,: Sikkim recorded 323 Corona infections from the 1223 samples tested on Thursday. The State’s Covid positivity rate was 26.4%, said the Health department.

The district-wise Covid spread was 243 cases in east district, 42 cases in west district, 31 cases in south district and seven cases in north district.

With 284 recoveries on Thursday, there are now 2457 active Covid cases in Sikkim. Among them, 17 patients have moderate symptoms and 15 patients are with severe symptoms.

Two more Covid deaths were reported, both at STNM Hospital. The deceased persons were a 61-year-old female from Tumlong and a 75-year-old male from Tashiding, as per the Health department.

So far, 10 Covid patients have passed away this month. The State’s Covid death toll has reached 419, said the Health department.

At present there are 110 Covid patients admitted in hospitals here. Among them, 18 patients are in the ICU, informed 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