Guwahati: In a positive development, 2 coronavirus positive patients in Sikkim have been released after recovering from the contagious disease. With this, the number of positive cases in the Himalayan state has come down to 58.
Amidst the surge in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the state in the last 2 days, the 1st and 2nd patients who were under treatment at Covid-19 Wing of the STNM Hospital have completely recovered and have been released from hospitals today, officials said.
Yesterday, the Northeast Indian state witnessed its biggest surge in a matter of 24 hours. DG-cum-Secretary of the Sikkim Health Department, Dr. Pempa T. Bhutia, 36 new positive cases of Covid-19 were reported within 24 hours, sending the total number of cases spiralling upwards to 60.
It may be recalled here that Sikkim reported its first case of the Coronavirus on Saturday, May 23. The first positive patient from the state is a 25-year-old man who had returned to the state from New Delhi where he was preparing for the UPSC exams.
With the return of around four lakh natives from the south and north India, coronavirus cases in eight north-eastern States have spiked upwards at a dramatic rate.
To counter the spread of the contagion, some states have taken drastic measures. Mizoram, for instance, has called for a complete lockdown, even though the Centre has urged the states to re-open all areas barring ones falling inside the containment zone areas, largely owing to the crippling national lockdown that sent 1.3 billion Indians scurrying indoors.
Meanwhile, India has recorded the highest single-day jump so far of 11,458 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of cases to 3,08,993, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows. India has the fourth-highest number of coronavirus cases among 10 nations worst-hit by coronavirus. The death count rose to 8,884 with a single-day spike of 386 fatalities.