30,904 Puducherry, Oct 9 (PTI) The COVID-19 tally in Puducherry shot up to 30,904 on Friday after the addition of 371 new cases, while two more people died of the virus.
Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao told reporters through video mode that two persons succumbed to COVID-19 during the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Friday.
The total fatalities consequently rose to 558.
Ofthe total number of cases, 4,803 were active, 25,543 patients recovered and were discharged.
The Health Minister said the 372 fresh cases were identified after examination of 5,006 samples during the last 24 hours.
He said 282 patients were discharged.
The fatality and recovery rates were 1.81 percent and 82.65 percent respectively.
The Ministersaid 2.25 lakh samples were tested so far and 1.90 lakh out of them were found to be negative and result of examination of the remaining samples was awaited.
Puducherry region accounted for 287 fresh cases out of the total 371 new cases while Karaikal had 53, Yanam 8 and Mahe 23 new cases.PTI COR ROH ROH