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Last Update: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 02:25 [IST]

Sikkim hits a Covid Century

112 new cases, one death
SE Report
Sikkim registered 112 Covid new cases from the 411 samples tested on Sunday. The State’s Covid positivity rate was 27.2%, said the Health department.
In these past few days, Sikkim has seen a sudden spike in Covid infections with numbers and positivity rate showing a marked increase. The State government has announced strict restrictions on movement and gathering of people along with Covid negative certificate for entry to Sikkim starting January 10.
Among the new Covid infections, 67 cases were reported from east district followed by 42 cases from west district. Two cases were reported from south district and one case from north district.
At present there are 314 active Covid cases in Sikkim.
One more Covid death was reported, the first such casualty in 2022.  The deceased was a 72-year-old male, as per the Health department.
The total Covid death toll of Sikkim is now 410.
At present there are 25 Covid patients admitted in hospitals here. Among them, four 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