Sikkim records second COVID-19 case as Delhi returnee tests positive

Sikkim records second COVID-19 case as Delhi returnee tests positive

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A man, returned from Delhi recently, has been tested positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim, taking the total to two, a senior health official said on June 3rd, 2020.

“The 56-year-old man returned from the national capital on May 25th, 2020. Since then, he was lodged at a quarantine centre in Mining area of East Sikkim,” informed Health Secretary Pempa Tshering Bhutia.

However, two other persons, who were in direct contact with the man, have been tested negative for COVID-19.

Sikkim reported its first COVID-19 case of on May 24th, 2020 after a 25-year-old youth from South Sikkim was tested positive for the lethal virus. This was confirmed by DG-cum-Secretary Health, Dr. P.T. Bhutia.

Also read: Sikkim: State records first corona positive case. Here’s how

Assam and Northeast India

Assam has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases followed by Tripura.

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Data based on Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India cases so far

As of June 3rd, India has crossed 2 lakh-mark in terms of corona positives. The country currently has 207615 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 101497 active cases with 100303 cured and discharged. The total number of deaths is 5815.

Also read: Sikkim: West Bengal rejects samples sent for COVID-19 tests citing pending cases

Among the states, Maharashtra is the first state to cross 2 thousand deaths. It has recorded 72300 corona cases with 31333 cured, 2465 deaths and 38502 active cases. The western state is followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu. Delhi has corona 22132 cases with 9243 cured, 556 deaths, and 12333 active cases. Tamil Nadu has 24586 positive cases with 13706 cured, 197 deaths 10683 active cases. Gujarat with 17617 COVID-19 cases, so far, has 11894 have been cured, 1092 deaths, and 4631 active cases.

India has surpassed China’s official figure of 82,933 confirmed coronavirus cases. India now has 7th in most cases in the world and has surpassed Germany. So far, the USA has the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 18,81,205 cases.

Global coronavirus cases have surpassed 64,52,391 cases, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally. It represents a new phase in the virus’ spread, which initially peaked in China in February before large-scale outbreaks followed in Europe and the United States.

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