Gangtok: Sikkim recorded eight COVID deaths, the highest COVID casualty in a single day. Four deaths each were recorded in STNM Hospital and Central Referral Hospital (CRH), the two devoted COVID 19 hospitals in State Capital, Gangtok on May 11. Thirty COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in May already, taking the COVID fatalities in the State to 177 so far.

STNM has recorded 143 COVID deaths so far, while the CRH has recorded 12 deaths since April 26 when it was converted to a COVID Hospital.

The number of recoveries has dropped down by over a hundred, with only 34 new recovery cases as against 139 on Monday. There are 2,739 active cases in the state with 197 patients admitted in different hospitals of the State, a steady drop as against 238 admitted a day before. There were 21 new admissions, with 132 patients at STNM Hospital currently, 51 in CRH and 14 in Mangan District Hospital.

It took Sikkim 353 days to breach the 10,000 COVID 19 cases mark in the state, as with the 241 new cases on May 11, the State tally has now reached 10,165. The first COVID 19 case was recorded on May 23, 2020.

Since then, only 2,605 cases have been recorded outside of East Sikkim. Taking the 189 new cases recorded on Tuesday, the district tally has now reached 7,560 cases so far.

Among the 2,605 cases, South Sikkim has accounted for 1,574 cases with 35 new cases. West Sikkim accounts for 648 cases so far, with 12 new cases. The cumulative tally of North Sikkim is lower than the number of cases today, with 5 new cases added to the 176 district tally.

After the Sunday break, RT PCR testing was reinitiated with 539 tests resulting in 168 testing positive. 164 RAT tests were done, resulting in 71 testing positive, while 2 out of 4 tested positive in truenat-cbnaat

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