Puducherry records 20 fresh COVID-19 cases, 1 death

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Puducherry, Feb 15 (PTI) The COVID-19 tally in the union territory of Puducherry rose to 39,468 on Monday with the addition of 20 fresh cases, the Health department said.

An 82-year old person, who had co-morbidities, succumbed to the coronavirus, taking the toll to 658, it said.

A total of 1,400 samples were tested during the last 24 hours ending 10 a.m and the cumulative number of specimens examined stood at 6.08 lakh, Health and Family Welfare Services Director S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

There were 236 active cases after the recovery of 41 patients during the period. In all, 38,574 people have been cured of the disease so far in the union territory.

Puducherry region accounted for 16 of the fresh cases while Karaikal and Mahe regions reported two cases each. Yanam recorded nil cases.

Kumar also said 5,644 health care personnel and 309 front-line workers have been vaccinated in the UT since the launch of the drive last month. PTI CORR VS VS