Gangtok: Sikkim’s COVID-19 tally rose to 38,957 on Monday as 13 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 439, a health bulletin said.

East Sikkim reported the highest number of seven fresh cases, followed by five in West Sikkim and one in South Sikkim.

Sikkim now has 349 active cases, while 37,426 people have recovered from the disease, and 743 patients have migrated to other states so far. The recovery rate stood at 97.94 per cent.

The Himalayan state has thus far tested over 3.21 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 141 in the last 24 hours, it said, adding that the positivity rate stood at 9.2 per cent.

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