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95 new Covid cases, State’s active tally is 483

Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020 13:00 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020 07:26 [IST]

95 new Covid cases, State’s active tally is 483

East: 58  South: 37

Mamring& Rangpo continues to add Corona numbers in Sikkim

SE Report
GANGTOK: Sikkim registered a total of 95Covid positive cases based on the samples tested by the Health department on Monday. The State’s active Covid cases tally now stands at 483, informed Health director general-cum-secretary Dr.Pempa T. Bhutia.
In his Tuesday health bulletin, Dr.Pempa shared that among the new cases, 58 cases came from east district while 37 were reported from south district.
In east district, 31 contacts of Chanatar tested positive for coronavirus from 104 samples taken.
Similarly, 22 positive cases were contacts of the previous cases from Indichempharma unit, Kumrek near Rangpo.
One was detected with Covid-19 from the transit camp at Rangpo. Samples had been taken from the 18 truck and bus drivers of SNT, Transport department staying at the transit camp.
A total of 115 rapid antigen tests were conducted by the Health department yesterday which led to four positive cases. Three among the 95 returnees were detected with Covid-19 at Rangpo screening camp. The fourth was a contact of the previous cases.
In south district, the 37 positive cases were all contacts of the previous cases at Mamring.
On Tuesday, two patients were discharged after successfully recovering from Covid-19. They tested negative twice which is the accepted protocol for discharging a patient.
So far, 299persons have been discharged from the STNM hospital and Covid care centres in Sikkim.

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