Gangtok: Sikkim’s COVID-19 tally rose to 22,163 as 198 more people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours while one new fatality pushed the death toll to 313, a health department bulletin said on Saturday.

The new COVID-19 cases were reported from East Sikkim district (96), South (62), West (35) and North Sikkim district (5).

The Himalayan state now has 2,244 active COVID-19 cases, while 19,348 people have recovered from the disease, the bulletin said.

At least 258 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other states, it said.

The Himalayan state has so far tested 1,72,750 samples for COVID- 19, including 1,027 samples in the last 24 hours.

The state’s COVID-19 positivity rate is 19.2 per cent, while the recovery rate has increased to 87.2 per cent, the bulletin added.

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