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Sikkim governor Ganga Prasad tests positive for coronavirus

GUWAHATI: Sikkim’s governor Ganga Prasad Chaurasia has tested positive for the novel coronavirus today, he revealed via a post on social media platform Facebook.

The Governor, who took over in 2018 from Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil, said that he was having mild symptoms and tested positive for the COVID-19 today.

“I request everyone who came in close contact with me over the last few days to isolate themselves and get tested. I am stable and under su[ervision of doctor at home isolation,” he added.

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One COVID-19 death was reported from the STNM Hospital in Sikkim on Tuesday, with a 40-year-old male from Sichey as the latest casualty.

In all, the state recorded 97 new COVID-19 cases, taking the active cases tally to 982 with 40 recoveries recorded on Tuesday. The state has cumulatively accounted for 7,426 cases so far.

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