COVID-19: Nineteen fresh cases in Puducherry

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Puducherry, Feb 12 (PTI) Puducherry logged 19 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Friday, taking the infection count to 39,416.

No fresh fatality was reported from any of the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam, Director of Health and Family Welfare Services S.Mohan Kumar said.

The toll remained at 656.

Active cases stood at 284, while 38,476 patients recovered and were discharged, the director said.

He said 31 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery during the last 24 hours.

The new COVID-19 cases were identified at the end of examination of 2,231 samples, the director said.

Kumar said so far 6.01 lakh samples were examined in the Union Territory of which 5.31 lakh were found negative.

Fatality and recovery rates were 1.66 per cent and 97.62 per cent respectively.

Of the fresh cases, Puducherry region accounted for 14, Karaikal (two) and Mahe (three).

No fresh case was reported from Yanam.PTI COR BN ADMINISTRATOR ADMINISTRATOR