COVID-19 status in the state

Total active COVID cases =440
Cured and discharged = 789
Death =03
Total confirmed cases =1232

Total new cases East =24
South =01
Total new cases is =25

RAT REPORT ( for 18.08.2020)

1. Rongli PHC
a) total tested = 07
b) positive = 00

2. Rhenock CHC
a) total tested = 01
b) positive = 00

3. Singtam District Hospital
a) total tested = 21
b) positive = 07 ( 2 employees of CIPLA, Kumrek and 5 IRBn from Mamring CP, South.

4. Rangpo RAT centre
a) total tested = 228
b) returnee = 222
c) others = 6

Positive = 07
a) returnee = 02 ( 1 ITBP and 1 civilian)

b) others = 05 ( 3 from fatak line, 1 from chanautay Majhitar, 1 from IBM)

# ITBP positive returned back along with the troop
# 5 mamring IRBn positive evacuated by South
# 7 sent to HPI CCC
# 1 referred to STNMH

SOUTH DISTRICT:
1. RAT Done: 19
2. Positive: 1 (Driver from Kalimpong. Rambi BPHC Health team and WB Police posted at WB Melli Checkpost informed and handed over. DHS-cum-SSO informed)

*VRDL STNM GANGTOK*

18.08.20

1. Samples tested: 241

2. Positive New: 13
– 01 ITBP
– 02 Zuventus
– 01 Alkem
– 01 Tadong Metro
– 02 Ranipool
– 01 near Manipal
– 01 Shyari
– 01 2nd Mile driver of innova used by IT positive
– 01 6th Mile
– 01 STNM deceased today morning
– 01 Singtam DH

3. Repeat positive: 08

4. Pending samples: 05

5. Samples received: 247

RTPCR REPORTS ( reported on 19.08.2020 FN)

1. Pakyong PHC
a) SICUN CCC – 7 positives out of 22 samples. Rest 15 r negative.

2. Sang PHC
a) ITBP lingdum – 1 positive out of 8 samples. Rest 7 r negative

3. Singtam DH
a) Symptomatic ( Zuventus employee) – 2 positives out of 3 samples.

b) Contacts of the deceased from IBM – 1 positive out of 2 samples. Positive is the son in law of the deceased. He is an employee of CIPLA but has not been to work since 22.07.2020. The other sample was of the son.

c) Health staff ( screening and quarantine team rangpo) – All 6 are negative

d) SMIT staff – Both 2 samples reported negative

e) Zydus Health Care Ltd, Kumrek – 5 are under process out of 39 samples.

Two among the sanitization team who carried out the sanitization at Tashiling and Health Secretariat also tested positive. So, Health Secretariat was closed today. Tomorrow, the office shall function but health tracking monitoring and evacuation team were primary contacts so they are put on home quarantine. The 2nd team has been created led by Mr Sonam G. Bhutia State IEC Officer.

Third COVID Death in Sikkim:

One 57 year old man from Pelling, has succumbed to Covid-19 positive at 11.10 am. This is third death due to Covid-19 in Sikkim. The patient was suffering from Cellulitis Rt. Leg with multi-organ dysfunction syndrome and admitted at STNM hospital on 14th August at around 6.30 pm. He was tested positive on RTPCR test today morning. Cremation was done according to the full protocol today itself.

Dr. Pempa T. Bhutia
DG cum Secretary
Health and FW Department.

 

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