14 new cases take COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 5,175

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Port Blair, Apr 11 (PTI) The COVID-19 caseload in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 5,175 as 14 more people tested positive for the disease in the Union Territory, a health department official said on Sunday.

All the new cases were detected during contact tracing, he said.

The death toll remained at 62 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours.

At least 10 people were cured of the disease during the period, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 5,038, the official said.

The Union Territory now has 75 active cases.

Altogether, 12,855 health and frontline workers have been inoculated and 18,804 people above 45 years of age received the vaccine shots, he said.

People arriving here by flights or reaching by ships from Kolkata or Chennai are mandatorily required to show a negative coronavirus report before the authorities allow them to enter the islands.

The overall COVID situation is under control in the archipelago, the official said.

The Andaman and Nicobar administration has conducted 3,35,784 sample tests for COVID-19 so far, and the positivity rate stands at 1.54 per cent. PTI COR BDC BDC