337 Covid cases, 16% positivity rate

Monday, Jul 26, 2021 07:30 [IST]

Last Update: Monday, Jul 26, 2021 01:50 [IST]

337 Covid cases, 16% positivity rate

GANGTOK,: Sikkim registered 337 new Covid infections from the 2093 samples tested on Saturday. The State’s Covid positivity rate was 16%, said the Health department.
It is the highest Covid turn out on a single day in recent times here as the Health department has intensified the testing drive across the State.
The district-wise Covid spread was 168 cases in east district, 139 cases in west district, 29 cases in south district and one case in north district.
According to sources, around 64 Covid cases were detected from 15th Mile area along JN Marg towards Tsomgo Lake. The 15th Mile area had been reported 3-4 cases for a week and a mass testing drive was held at the area resulting in the around 64 Covid cases.
Authorities informed that the positive cases are being shifted to different Covid care centres in East Sikkim. The female patients are being taken to Saramsa Covid care centre while the male patients are being admitted at Paljor Stadium Covid care centre.
Pakyong bazaar, which is under containment since July 14, has reported another 12 Covid cases.
In West Sikkim, around 28 positive cases were reported from Tashiding West Pokari area, 17 cases from Okharey and 14 cases from Bega under Dentam. Villages under Rinchenpong also reported around 18 cases.
With 169 recoveries on Saturday, the State’s active Covid tally has reached 3017, said the Health department.
At present, there are 108 Covid patients admitted in hospitals here. Among them, 17 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