Puducherry logs eight new COVID-19 cases

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Puducherry, Feb 22 (PTI) Puducherry logged eight fresh cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Monday,taking the caseload to 39,600.

No fresh fatality was reported from any of the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam and the toll remained at 663.

The active cases stood at 174, while 26 patients were discharged after recovery in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative recoveries to 38,763.

Director of Health and Family Welfare services S Mohan Kumar said three new cases each were reported in Puducherry and Karaikal, while Mahe recorded two at the end of examination of 523 samples.

No fresh case of infection was reported from Yanam.

The director said the fatality and recovery rates were 1.67 per cent and 97.86 per cent respectively.

Of the total 6.20 lakh samples examined so far, 5.76 lakh samples were found to be negative.

The director said 8,809 health workers and 438 frontline workers were vaccinated against COVID-19 so far in the Union Territory.PTI COR BN BN BN