Pondy adds 43 COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 38,567

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Puducherry, Jan 14 (PTI) Puducherry posted 43 new coronavirus cases on Thursday taking the total number of those infected by the virus to 38,567, while the toll surged to 640 with one more death.

The Director of the Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said the deceased, an 84 year old woman died in JIPMER and had hypertension, septic shock and ARDS.

The 43 new cases were identified at the end of examination of 2,992 samples. While Puducherryreported 21, Karaikal4, Yanam 6 and Mahe 12.

The fatality and recovery rates were 1.66 percent and 97.57 percent respectively.

The Director said as many as 5.27 lakh samples were examined so far and it was found that 4.84 lakh samples were negative.

There were 298 active cases while the number of patients recovered and discharged so far was 37,629. PTI COR ROH ROH