28 new COVID-19 cases, two fatalities in Pondy

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Puducherry, Feb 23 (PTI) Puducherry logged 28 fresh cases of coronavirus and two related deaths during the last 24 hours ending 10 a.m. on Tuesday taking the overall tally to 39,628.

Two more persons hailing from Puducherry region succumbed to the infection taking the toll to 665.

The 28 fresh cases identified at the end of examination of 1,632 samples were spread over Puducherry (10), Karaikal (5), Yanam (one) and Mahe (12).

Director of Health and Family Welfare services S Mohan Kumar said 21 patients were discharged after recovery from hospitals during last 24 hours.

Kumar said the fatality and recovery rates were 1.67 percent and 97.86 percent respectively.

The number of active cases were 179 while 38,784 patients recovered and were discharged so far.

Of the total 6.2 lakh samples examined so far, 5.76 lakh were found to be negative.

The Director also said 8,908 health care workers and 444 front line workers were vaccinated against COVID-19 since the commencement of vaccination in January. PTI COR ROH ROH