Pondy logs less than 100 new coronavirus cases second time in a week

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Puducherry, July 17 (PTI) Puducherry recorded 94 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, making it the second time in a week the union territory has seen less than 100 infections on a single day.

With the addition of new cases the overall tally touched 1,19,603.

Puducherry region alone registered 70 cases, Karaikal 19, Yanam two and Mahe region three.

The new cases were identified at the end of examination of swabs of 6,395 people.

Director of the Department of Health S Mohan Kumar said the active cases were 1170 of whom 230 were in hospitals and the remaining 940 were in home isolation.

The overall recoveries stood at 1,16,657.

A 69-year-old man succumbed to infection in Mahe during the last twenty-four hours with comorbidities. With this the total fatalities rose to 1,776.

The test positivity rate was 1.47 percent today while fatality and recovery rates were 1.48 percent and 97.54 percent, respectively.

The official said that 14.19 lakh samples have been examined so far and it was found that 12.12 lakh out of them were negative.

On the vaccination front, 37,673 health care workers and 22,947 front line workers have been vaccinated so far in the Union Territory.

According to the health department, 4.46 lakh people belonging to the category of either senior citizens or those above 45 years with co morbidities have been inoculated so far.

In all 6.31 lakh people have been vaccinated in the Union Territory. PTI COR ROH ROH

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