Port Blair, Sep 4 (PTI) The COVID-19 caseload of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 3,223 on Friday as 37 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the Union territory's coronavirus death toll to 48, a health official said.
Three new patients have travel history, while 34 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
The fresh infections have taken the number of active COVID-19 cases in the archipelago to 352, while the number of recoveries rose to 2,823 as 65 more people were cured of the disease, the official said.
The administration has so far sent 37,075 samples for COVID-19 tests, of which 36,811 reports have been received and 264 are awaited, he added.
Meanwhile, the administration lifted the weekend lockdown imposed in the archipelago after the pronouncement of the Centre's Unlock-4 guidelines, a statement issued by South Andaman Deputy Commissioner Suneel Anchipaka said. PTI COR ACD ACD