The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sikkim now stands at 10 Credit: EastMojo image

Gangtok: Six more persons, who were in quarantine, have been tested positive as the state tally touched 9 on Tuesday.

Out of these six persons, four are from Kyongsa, Geyzing in West Sikkim, one each from CCCT Chisopani in South Sikkim and Himalayan Pharmacy Institute in Majhitar, East Sikkim. All of whom were in Facility Quarantine, informed Dr. Pempa Tshering Bhutia, Director General Health.

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On Monday night, Health Director General Dr. Pempa Tshering Bhutia had informed that three earlier patients had tested negative. This morning, Medical Superintendent Dr. Passang D. Phempu stated, “Mere hours after the tally dropped down to 4, the tally had further come down to three when the first positive patient also tested negative. Cumulatively, it’s the two women from South Sikkim, a Mumbai returnee and the first COViD patient from Delhi, all testing negative. The Mumbai returnee appears to have never been positive, his Truenat samples had tested positive but on RT PCR he tested negative”.

Health director general Dr Pempa Tshering Bhutia, stated, “There is a possibility that these patients may have recovered over the 14 days period, since their samples were part of the backlog with NBMCH. Many days have passed since May 23, so either they have turned negative or it was a flaw from NBMCH.”

On the first CoViD patient, identified as a 25-year-old Delhi returnee, Medical Superintendent on Monday had informed that his viral load is still high. But on Tuesday Morning, he stated, “The first CoViD patient could be eyeing a discharge today as he has tested negative”.

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