Six more cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Sikkim, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 13.

The number of active cases has now climbed to 10 and three persons have recovered from the disease.

Director General-cum-Secretary of Health department, Dr Pempa Tshering Bhutia said four persons are from West Sikkim and one each from South and East Sikkim have tested positive for COVID-19.

All six patients were lodged at designated quarantine centres. They have been shifted to COVID-19 Isolation Ward in STNM Hospital.