Aasymptomatic Covid-19 second case in Sikkim

Aasymptomatic Covid-19 case in Sikkim
One Covid-19 case was reported from Sikkim, the second such in the Himalayan state that had been virtually Covid-19-free till recently. The asymptomatic patient, a man in his mid-50s who was at a quarantine facility near Rangpo town, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

He had returned from Delhi on May 25 and was quarantined with his daughter and nephew, who tested negative.

“The patient has been shifted to the New STNM Hospital, Sikkim’s only dedicated Covid-19 hospital. Though his two primary contacts tested negative, we are in process of tracing his secondary contacts to ensure there is no community spread of the disease in Sikkim,” said a health official.

This is the second case of Covid-19 in Sikkim on the heels of the one on May 23 when a 25-year-old man, who returned from Delhi and was quarantined at an institutional facility in South Sikkim, was found infected. The youth, officials said, is recovering at the New STNM Hospital.


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