25 new COVID-19 cases in Sikkim; tally rises to 330


GANGTOK: Sikkim on Tuesday reported 25 new COVID-19 cases, taking the states tally to 330, a top Health department official said.

Director General (DG)-cum-Secretary, Health, Dr Pema T Bhutia said that 24 persons tested positive in East Sikkim, while South Sikkim reported one case.

All the 25 people have been admitted to the isolation ward of STNM hospital, he said.

Bhutia said of the total 330 COVID-19 cases, 222 are active cases as 108 patients have been cured of the disease.

East Sikkim has accounted for the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 255, followed by 45 in South Sikkim, 29 in West Sikkim and one in North Sikkim.

Sikkim so far has conducted 17,564 tests for COVID-19, the official said.(PTI)