A startling 20 cases of covid were reported on Wednesday, but even that figure is likely an undercount of the real number as the cases are rising day by day taking an active case to 59 on Thursday.
On Wednesday there were 20 cases of the virus in the Sikkim, according to a Sikkim Health database. However, even that figure is likely a serious undercount of the true numbers of positive cases, due to the rising popularity of home tests and people who are infected but asymptomatic.
The seven-day rolling average of cases in Sikkim is also soaring to a new high of more than 10 per day on average, a surge driven largely by the highly contagious variant which hasn’t been reported in Sikkim yet.
“It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen, even at the peak of the prior surges of Covid,” one of the Senior journalists at Sikkim told TsT while checking the database.
Record case counts are being logged in states and districts across Sikkim, including East Sikkim which reported double cases in the last days with a 12% positivity rate. In Gangtok, several volunteers are already helping Medical staff in hospitals since post pandemic.
Indian health experts urged everyone to prepare for severe disruptions in the coming time as the surge threatened hospitals, schools, and other sectors impacting their daily lives.
Meanwhile, India Reported 16,159 new cases in the last 24 hours.
“The coming month is going to be more serious,” one expert said. “Since every year seasonal flu happens and all of the citizens is going to be pressured by due to this.”
On Wednesday, confirmed infections climbed to an average of about 20 new cases today according to Sikkim Hospital reports. It’s reported that case numbers have gone up over the past two weeks in Sikkim.
At the same time, parts of the state are running up with 3rd or 4th vaccine resistance, while the highly contagious mutant version of the coronavirus that was first detected only is accounting for an ever-larger share of infections in Gangtok and Namchi together which id report of last year.