Sikkim’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 6

Gangtok, Sep 7 (PTI) Sikkim on Monday reported its sixth COVID-19 fatality as a 27-year-old man succumbed to the infection in East Sikkim district, a senior Health department official said.
The patient had co-morbidities like multidrug- resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), Director General (DG)-cum- Secretary, Health, Dr Pempa Tshering Bhutia said.
The man died this morning at Rongli primary health centre and a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) was done on his body which came out to be positive, Bhutia said.
The Himalayan state till Sunday had reported 1,910 COVID-19 cases of which 534 are actives cases.
East Sikkim, of which state capital Gangtok is a part, has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 1,357, followed by 476 in South Sikkim, 76 in West Sikkim and one in North Sikkim.