COVID-19: 23 new additions, one fatality in Pondy

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Puducherry, Feb 21 (PTI) Puducherry registered 23 fresh cases of coronavirus during the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Sunday, taking the overall infection count to 39,592.

A 50-year-old woman succumbed to the illness raising the toll to 663.

Although the deceased did not have any co morbidity she had complaints of COVID pneumonia, acute respiratory syndrome and septicaemia, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

He said the new cases were identified at the end of examination of 1,273 samples and these cases were spread over Puducherry 11, Karaikal 5 and Mahe 7.

Fatality and recovery rates were 1.67 percent and 97.84 percent respectively.

The Director said that of the 6.18 lakh samples tested so far 5.74 lakh out of them turned out to be negative and 18 patients who recovered were discharged from hospitals during last twenty four hours.

Meanwhile, 8,809 health care workers and 438 front line workers were vaccinated against COVID-19 so far in the Union Territory. PTI COR ROH ROH