Guwahati: 6 more Covid-19 cases have been detected in the Himalayan state of Sikkim, taking the total number of cases up to 13, a senior Health Department official said on Tuesday.
Dr. Pempa Tshering Bhutia, Director General (DG)-cum-Secretary of Health department, said four persons from West Sikkim and one each from South and East Sikkim have tested positive for the Covid-19. At the same time, officials have informed that 3 out of the 13 patients have recovered from the respiratory illness, taking the number of active cases to 10.
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. Assam, with 2,835 cases and 4 deaths, accounts for a majority of the cases in the region. Apart from Assam, the virus has also claimed a victim in Meghalaya, as a veteran doctor passed away after contracting the illness.
Meanwhile, the number of cases have also contained to tick upwards in India. More than 2.56 lakh coronavirus cases have been reported in India till now after a record number of 9,983 cases were reported on Monday, even as the government has allowed a number of relaxations after over two months of lockdown. After the rapid surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, India has become the fifth worst-hit nation by the deadly virus in the world. Globally, the United States still leads the tally with 2,026,493 cases and 113,055 deaths.