Sikkim records 46 new COVID-19 cases

Sikkim on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike so far with 46 new COVID-19 cases pushing the tally in the state to 198.

The total number of active cases in the state stood at 112, while 86 patients have recovered and have been discharged, Director General-cum-Secretary, Health, Pema T Bhutia said.

Of the new cases, six were detected through the rapid-antigen method, which the state government is using to test people at the Rangpo border checkpost, he said.

The state government has also decided to test all persons entering Sikkim henceforth.

Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang directed officials to “strictly assess and monitor quarantine facilities of the Army, the paramilitary forces and the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF)”. A number of cases have been detected in the GREF camp, located in the Rongli sub-division of the state.

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