Puducherry adds 14 new coronavirus cases, one death pushes toll to 627

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Puducherry, Dec 20 (PTI) Puducherry logged 14 fresh COVID-19 cases which took the overall tally to 37,762 and one death which pushed the toll in the union territory to 627, a top Health department official said on Monday.

The number of active cases stood at 332 after 26 people were cured of the disease during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM on Monday, Health and Family Welfare Director S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

A 85-year old man from Karaikal succumbed to the infection during the period, he added.

As many as 1,971 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and of them 14 -- six from Puducherry, one (Karaikal), 7 (Mahe) -- turned positive.

The fatality and recovery rates were 1.66 per cent and 97.46 per cent respectively.

So far, a total of 4,56,079 samples had been sent for testing in the union territory, the release added.PTI CORR SS PTI PTI