Pondy adds 105 fresh coronavirus infections, tally reaches

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35,013 Puducherry, Oct 31 (PTI) Puducherry continued to see a spurt in COVID-19 cases with 105 new additions on Saturday, pushing the overall tally to 35,013.

The fatalities remained at 592.

Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that the 105 fresh cases were identified at the end of examination of 3,178 samples during the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Saturday.

He said that while Puducherry region reported 70 fresh cases of infection out of the total 105 cases, Karaikal had two, Yanam nine and Mahe region had 24 new cases.

The Director said the fatality and recovery rates were 1.69 percent and 87.75 percent respectively.

Of the 3.08 lakh samples tested so far 2.70 lakh were found to be negative and result of examination of remaining samples was awaited.

Kumar noted that the aggregate in the Union Territory was 35,013 of which 3,697 were active.

He said 30,724 patients were treated and discharged so far.

As many as 147 patients were discharged from hospitals during the last 24 hours. PTI COR ROH ROH