Sikkim receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine

    Gangtok, Jan 13 (PTI) Sikkim on Wednesday received its
first batch of 1,250 vials of COVID-19 vaccine, a health
official said.
    The vaccine has been stored in a walk-in cooler at the
cold chain section in the STNM Hospital complex in Gangtok, he
    The vaccination programme will begin on January 16 at
the STNM Hospital, and the district hospital of West Sikkim at
Gyalshing with the frontline health workers being the first
    Meanwhile, the state reported eight new COVID-19 cases
in the last 24 hours, following which the tally crossed the
    All the new cases were detected in the East Sikkim
district, he said.
    There are 311 active cases in the state at present,
while 95 others have migrated out and 5,469 patients have
recovered from the disease, the official said.
    The death toll is at 129.
    Sikkim has so far recorded 6,004 COVID-19 cases.
    Altogether 377 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the
last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests to 71,409. PTI

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