Pondy clocks 42 new coronavirus cases, one more death

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Puducherry, Dec 3 (PTI) Puducherry posted 42 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday pushing the overall tally to 37,119 while one related fatality took the toll to 613.

The new cases were identified after examination of 2,820 samples in the last 24 hours.

Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that a 45 year old woman from Villianoor died of the viral infection at JIPMER.

She had co morbidities such as diabetes.

Of the overall 37,119 infections, the active cases were 444 and number of patients treated and were discharged so far were 36,062.

The Director said the fatality and recovery rates were 1.65 percent and 97.15 percent respectively.

He said 27 patients recoveredand were discharged during last 24 hours.

While Puducherry registered 15 new cases out of the total 42 fresh cases today, Karaikal reported four and Mahe 23 cases.

Yanam did not register any new case, the Director added.