Puducherry reports 108 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Puducherry, Nov 4 (PTI): Puducherry reported 108 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 35,429.

One more person, a 66-year-old man, died of the virus in the last 24 hours ending 10 am on Sunday, taking the toll to 597, the health department said.

The Union Territory recorded 108 new cases while 419 people were discharged on recovery, Health and Family Welfare Director S Mohan Kumar said in a release here.

Of the overall 35,429 cases, as many as 2,129 were active, while 32,703 had recovered and been discharged, he said The fatality and recovery rates were 1.69 per cent and 92.31 percent respectively.

A total of 3.21 lakh samples had been tested so far, out of which 2.82 lakh were negative, he said.

Of the fresh cases, Puducherry accounted for 82, followed by Karaikal (13), Yanam (12) and Mahe (1). PTI COR APR RAVINDRANATH APR RAVINDRANATH