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Sikkim: 63 COVID-19 cases in 3 weeks, 36 returnees test positive in a single-day

Sikkim, which had remained COVID-19 free till May 23rd, 2020. Has recorded 63 confirmed cases in three weeks. The state reported 36 cases on June 12th, 2020. This was the single-day highest.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the state increased by 1.5 times in the past 24 hours with the Mumbai returnees tested positive.

All 36 new patients were staying at institutional quarantine facilities in South and West districts, said Pempa T. Bhutia, the secretary-cum-director general of the Sikkim health department. Most of them were from among the 191 persons who returned from Mumbai earlier this month. While the 13 patients from West Sikkim have been admitted to the Ayush Hospital in Geyzing, the 23 from South Sikkim were shifted to the New STNM Hospital here.

It was also one of the first states to have completely closed down its borders and prohibited all movement, except the transport of essential goods, between the state and the rest of the country. The restrictions were lifted in the state after the Centre started easing the nationwide lockdown and allowed Sikkimese residents living outside the state to return.

Also read: Sikkim: Women with 3-year-old child tests positive

Sikkim and Northeast India        

Assam has highest number of COVID-10 cases in the Northeast India

StatesCasesCured/ DischargedActive casesDeath
Arunachal Pradesh874830
Data based on Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Also read: Sikkim records massive single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, 14 more patients detected

India COVID-19 cases so far

India has crossed 2 lakh-mark in terms of corona positives on June 3rd. As on June 14th, the country currently has 320K confirmed COVID-19 cases, 149348 active cases with 162379 cured and discharged. The total number of deaths is 9195.

Among the states, Maharashtra is the first state to cross 3 thousand deaths. It has recorded 104568 corona cases with 49346 cured, 3830 deaths, and 51392 active cases. The western state is followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu. Delhi has corona 38958 cases with 14945 cured, 1271 deaths, and 22742 active cases. Tamil Nadu has 42687 positive cases with 23409 cured, 397 deaths 18881 active cases. Gujarat with 23038 COVID-19 cases, so far, has 15883 have been cured, 1448 deaths, and 5707 active cases.

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