Gangtok: Sikkim reported 177 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 21,403, a health department bulleting said on Tuesday.

The COVID-19 death toll remained at 309 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, it said.

East Sikkim district reported 86 new COVID-19 cases followed by 44 each in West Sikkim and South Sikkim and 3 in North Sikkim district, the bulletin said.

The Himalayan state now has 1,894 active COVID-19 cases while 18,944 people have recovered from the disease and 256 patients have migrated to other states, it said.

East Sikkim district has logged the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 13,328 followed by 4,492 in South Sikkim, 2,853 in West Sikkim and 474 in North Sikkim district.

Sikkim has so far tested 1,68,667 samples for COVID-19 including 846 in the last 24 hours.

Sikkim’s COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 20.9 per cent, while the recovery rate has increased to 88.5 per cent, it added.

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