No new COVID-19 case in Andamans

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Port Blair, Feb 19 (PTI) Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not report any new COVID-19 case in the last 24-hours, an official said on Friday.

The coronavirus tally in the union territory remained at 5,014, the official said.

The archipelago now has eight active COVID-19 cases and all the patients are in South Andaman district, he said.

The other two districts of the union territory - North and Middle Andaman and Nicobar - are COVID-19 free as both dont have any active coronavirus case, the official said.

A total of 4,944 people have recovered from the disease, while 62 people have succumbed to the infection so far.

The administration has so far tested 2,53,718 samples for COVID-19 and the test positivity rate is 1.98 per cent, he added.

Official sources said any person arriving by flight in the union territory is required to produce RT-PCR negative report before allowed entry into the islands.

A total of 4,549 health care and frontline workers have received COVID-19 vaccine in the union territory so far, he said.

At least 495 health care workers have received the second dose of the vaccine, the official added. PTI COR RG RG