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

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

PTI | Gangtok | Updated: 27-06-2020 11:00 IST | Created: 27-06-2020 10:56 IST
Two new COVID-19 cases in Sikkim, tally rises to 87
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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.


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