Puducherry reports 95 new COVID-19 cases, overall tally climbs

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to 40,740 Puducherry, Mar 25 (PTI) The union territory of Puducherry logged 95 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 40,740, a senior official of the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Thursday.

No fresh fatality was reported and the number of fatalities remained at 679, Director of Health and Family S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

The 95 new cases were identified at the end of the examination of 2,039 people in the Union Territory, he added.

While the Puducherry region accounted for 67 fresh cases, Karaikal reported 24, Yanam logged three and Mahe added one.

He said nine patients were discharged from healthcare facilities in the Puducherry region during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Thursday.

The number of active cases in the union territory stood at 672 while 39,389 patients had recovered and were discharged so far, the Health department Director said, adding the overall count rose to 40,740.

As many as 6.59 lakh samples had been tested so far and it was found that 6.11 lakh were negative.

The fatality and recovery rates were 1.67 per cent and 96.68 per cent respectively.

Mohan Kumar said 22,937 health workers and 9,238 frontline workers have been vaccinated so far while 22,908 persons who were either senior citizens (above 60 years) or those above 45 years with comorbidities have been covered under the second phase of vaccination against Covid-19.PTI Cor SS PTI PTI