231 COVID-19 cases, three deaths in Puducherry

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Puducherry, June 27 (PTI) Puducherry added 231 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the tally to 1,16,645, while three more fatalities pushed the toll to 1,744.

Recoveries outnumbered fresh cases with 331 people being discharged from hospitals, taking the active cases to 2,672.

In all, 1,12,229 people have recovered from the disease so far.

Puducherry accounted for two deaths, both of whom were 70 year-old women and another person in Karaikal, Health and Family Welfare Services Director S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

The Union Territory reported the maximum number of 170 cases, followed by Karaikal 31, Mahe 22 and Yanam 8, he said A total of 8,148 samples were tested in the last 24 hours ending at 10 am, taking the cumulative number of speciemens examined so far to 12,84,089.

The positivity rate stood at 2.84 per cent.

The fatality and recovery rates were 1.50 per cent and 96.21 per cent respectively.

Kumar said 37,188 health care workers and 22,881 front line workers were vaccinated so far.

The Department has so far inoculated 3,51,632 people coming under the category of the senior citizens (60 years and above) or those above 45 years with co morbidities. PTI COR APR ADMINISTRATOR COR APR ADMINISTRATOR

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