Gangtok, Aug 2 (PTI) Sikkim on Sunday reported eight new COVID-19 cases, taking the Himalayan state's tally to 668, an official said.

Director General (DG)-cum-Secretary, Health, Dr Pempa T. Bhutia said that East Sikkim has reported seven new positive cases and South Sikkim one case.

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While 289 patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far, the number of active cases remains at 368, he said.

Sikkim has reported one casualty due to COVID-19, while four patients are admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Bhutia added.

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East Sikkim district has reported 471 cases followed by 144 in South Sikkim, 42 in West Sikkim and one in North Sikkim, the official said.

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