43 new Covid cases in Sikkim

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Last Update: Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 05:11 [IST]

43 new Covid cases in Sikkim

SE Report
Sikkim recorded 43 new Covid positive cases from the 247 samples tested on Thursday. The State’s active Covid tally is now 242, informed Health director general-cum-secretary Dr.Pempa T. Bhutia on Friday health bulletin.
Among the new Covid positive cases, 34 persons in east district tested positive, eight SSB personnel in west district came positive and one person from Jorethang in south district tested positive.
Most of the cases in east district are from in and around Gangtok including six from Tadong, four from Sichey and four from near Paljor Stadium road. One person each from Assam Lingzey, Ranipool, Rangpo, Aritar and Namcheybong also tested positive.
Two patients admitted in STNM Hospital were found infected with Covid along with a Health worker at IBM Rangpo.
So far, 3383 persons in Sikkim have recovered from coronavirus while 63 persons have lost their lives. The State’s total Covid tally is 3770 including 82 migrated out cases, 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