Two new COVID-19 cases in Sikkim, tally rises to 87

Gangtok, Jun 27 (PTI): Two more COVID-19 cases have been reported in Sikkim, taking the total number of infections in the Himalayan state to 87, officials said on Saturday.

Director General (DG)-cum-Secretary, Health, Dr Pema T Bhutia said a 31-year-old ITBP jawan, staying at a quarantine facility in North Sikkim and with travel history from Sonepat, Haryana and several other places, and a 22-year-old SSB jawan from Singtam in East Sikkim, have tested positive for COVID- 19.


The ITBP jawan is the first COVID-19 case reported from North Sikkim, he said.


The number of active COVID-19 cases is 48 as 39 people have recovered from the disease, Bhutia said.