Port Blair, Sep 8 (PTI) Twenty-seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the coronavirus tally in the union territory to 3,359, an official said on Tuesday.
Of the 27 new cases, 20 were detected during local contact tracing and seven were airport arrivals, the official said.
All passengers coming from the mainland have to mandatorily undergo rapid antigen test for COVID-19 at the airport here on arrival, he said.
At least 50 people recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24-hours, the official said, adding that the total number of recoveries in the union territory has risen to 2,997.
Of the total 3,359 COVID-19 cases, 312 are active as 2,997 have recovered from the disease and 50 people have died of the infection, the official said.
A total of 39,708 samples have been tested for COVID- 19 till Monday, the official added. PTI COR RG RG