Puducherry, June 5 (PTI) Puducherry witnessed further dip in the daily cases of coronavirus recorded in the last twenty-four hours ending 10 am on Saturday.
With 613 fresh cases, the total infection count reached 1,08,439.
The number of new cases were detected at the end of testing of 9,086 samples in all the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam, Director of Health S Mohan Kumar said.
Puducherry region alone accounted for 470 new cases followed by 106 in Karaikal, 21 in Yanam and 16 in Mahe region.
Total active cases were 8783 (1325 patients in hospitals and remaining 7458 patients in home isolation).
Twelve people succumbed to the viral infection bringing the toll to 1613, he said.
Six of the deceased had no comorbidities.
Those who died were in the age groups of 38 and 82 years.
As many as 98,043 patients were discharged after recovery so far.
The fatality and recovery rates were 1.49 percent and 90.41 percent respectively.
The Director said 10.94 lakh samples have been examined so far and of them 9.44 lakh turned out to be negative.
Meanwhile, 35,035 health care workers and 22,332 front line workers have been vaccinated in the Union Territory.
Also, 1.70 lakh people coming under the category of either senior citizens or those above 45 years with comorbidities have been vaccinated since March 1. PTI COR ROH ROH