Gangtok (Sikkim), May 23 -- : Sikkim has reported its first positive case of COVID-19, confirmed DG-cum-Secretary Health Dr PT Bhutia on Saturday.

Dr Bhutia said the patient, who tested positive, is a 25-year-old male from South Sikkim.

"He had travelled from New Delhi on May 17 in a private bus till Siliguri. He had then travelled by SNT bus through Melli Checkpost on May 19. He was kept under one of the designated facility quarantine centres in South District," said Dr Bhutia in a press release.

He informed that there were a total of 12 persons in the bus, which comprised three people from South District, and nine from West District.

Dr Bhutia added: "He developed fever and chills on May 21, and was immediately evacuated to COVID-19 S...