Earlier, Sikkim has reported its first positive case of Covid-19. This was officially confirmed by DG-cum-Secretary Health, Dr. P.T. Bhutia in an emergency press conference this evening.
Dr. Bhutia informed that the patient who tested positive is a 25 year old male from South Sikkim. He had travelled from New Delhi on 17th May, 2020 in a private bus till Siliguri. He had then travelled by SNT bus through Melli Checkpost on the 19th of May, 2020. He was kept under one of the designated facility quarantine centre in South District. He informed that there were a total of 12 persons in the bus, which comprised of 3 people from South District, and 9 from West District.
He developed fever and chills on the 21st of May, and was immediately evacuated to the Covid-19 STNM Hospital on the morning of 22nd May. His sample was immediately tested on TrueNat Machine at STNM Hospital and it was reported positive. In order to further confirm, his sample was sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Siliguri for RTPCR test. Today, at 3:30 pm, the report confirmed that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
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