Sikkim reports 97 new cases of Delta variant.

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Sikkim reports 97 new cases of Delta variant. Sikkim recorded 257 fresh COVID-19 positive cases and with no fatality on Monday. Meanwhile, Sikkim recorded 257 fresh COVID-19 positive cases and with no fatality on Monday. Out of 98 samples, 97 confirmed as positive for the highly transmissible Delta variant, as per the Health Department. The total number of active positive cases has now 2429 with today’s 257 new cases reached while the cumulative number of persons who succumbed to COVID-19 in Manipur stands at 324.
Genome Sequencing test was done at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani West Bengal.

Health Minister MK Sharma has asked people to go for early testing if any symptoms are observed. Delta variant accounts for 80% of new COVID-19 cases in the country. The variant is also around 40-60 percent more transmissible than its predecessor. Out of 98 random samples sent to Kalyani, West Bengal for the test, 97 have been reported to be infected with delta variant of covid-19.

This was informed by Health Minister, GOS in a press conference held in the capital.

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