India, May 23 -- Sikkim on Saturday reported its first Covid-19 positive case after a man who had recently returned from Delhi tested positive.

The 25-year-old man who had returned to Sikkim on May 19 was sent to a facility quarantine centre on his return along with 11 others. On May 21, he developed fever and was shifted to STNM Hospital in Gangtok on Friday.

His swab sample was collected and sent to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri, West Bengal.

"The test report returned Covid-19 positive," said state health secretary Pempa Bhutia.

Bhutia said the man from South Sikkim was staying at Haiderpur in Delhi as a paying guest along with six to seven others and was taking coaching classes for UPSC examinations.