Coronavirus in Sikkim: Six new COVID-19 cases, total climbs to 13

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Updated: Jun 09, 2020 7:09 PM

Director General-cum-Secretary, Health, Dr Pemba T Bhutia said, a 28-year-old woman of East Sikkim and an 18-year-old girl from South Sikkim were among those who reported COVID-19 positive on Monday night.

Of the total 13 COVID-19 cases in Sikkim, 10 are active as three persons have recovered from the disease on Monday.

Six persons, including three women and a teenaged girl, were found to be COVID-19 positive, taking the total number of cases in Sikkim to 13, a health official said on Tuesday. All the six persons who tested positive on Monday night were returnees and were lodged at designated quarantine centres, he said. After they tested COVID-19 positive, they were shifted to the isolation ward in the STNM Hospital here.

Director General-cum-Secretary, Health, Dr Pemba T Bhutia said, a 28-year-old woman of East Sikkim and an 18-year-old girl from South Sikkim were among those who reported COVID-19 positive on Monday night. The two persons had returned to the state from Siliguri and Chennai respectively, he said.

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“All their contacts have been traced and they are being tested for COVID-19,” the health official said. A couple, a 23-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman are among the others who tested positive for coronavirus, Dr Bhutia said.

Of the total 13 COVID-19 cases in Sikkim, 10 are active cases as three persons recovered from the disease on Monday, officials said. Sikkim reported its first case of COVID-19 on May 23 when a 25-year-old man from Rabangla in the South District tested positive after returning from Delhi.

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