For second consecutive day Andamans reports more COVID-19 recoveries than new cases

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Port Blair, May 30 (PTI) For the second consecutive day Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported more COVID-19 recoveries than new cases as 30 people recuperated from the disease while 28 new cases pushed the coronavirus tally in the union territory to 6,964, a health official said on Sunday.

The COVID-19 death toll in the archipelago remained at 113 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, he said.

The union territory now has 191 active COVID-19 cases, of which 183 are in South Andaman district and eight in North and Middle Andaman district. The Nicobar district has no active COVID-19 case at present, the official said.

With 30 more COVID-19 patients recuperating from the disease, the total number of recoveries in the union territory rose to 6,660.

The administration has so far tested over 3,85,564 samples for COVID-19 and the positivity rate was 1.81 per cent, he said.

A total of 1,25,045 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine of which 1,07,682 have received the first dose while 17,363 have got both doses of the vaccine, the official added. PTI COR RG RG

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