Gangtok, July 10: Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 22,163 as 198 more people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours while one new fatality pushed the death toll to 313, a health department bulletin said on Saturday.
The new COVID-19 cases were reported from East Sikkim district (96), South Sikkim (62), West Sikkim (35) and North Sikkim district (5). The Himalayan state now has 2,244 active COVID-19 cases, while 19,348 people have recovered from the disease, the bulletin said. At least 258 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other states, it said.
Sikkim has so far tested 1,72,750 samples for COVID-19, including 1,027 samples in the last 24 hours. Sikkim's COVID-19 positivity rate is 19.2 per cent, while the recovery rate has increased to 87.2 per cent, the bulletin added.