PUDUCHERRY: Active Covid-19 cases in the Union territory of Puducherry
dropped below 700 on Saturday. The territory reported 67 fresh cases even as 136 patients recovered bringing down the active cases to 698. Of them, 540 patients are under home isolation and treatment.
Puducherry headquarters has the maximum fresh cases with 40 followed by Mahe
(10) and Yanam
(2). Puducherry headquarters has the maximum active cases with 441 followed by Karaikal (130), Mahe (109) and Yanam (18).
A 68-year-old Karaikal woman with comorbidities died of Covid-19 infection taking the death toll 1,810. Puducherry headquarters has the maximum fatalities with 1,429 followed by Karaikal (236), Yanam (105) and Mahe (40). The infection's fatality rate stood at 1.5%.
The territory has so far reported 1.23 lakh cases of which 1.2 lakh cases recovered registering a recovery rate of 98%. The positivity rate of the samples (5,374) tested on Saturday stood at 1.3%.
Healthcare authorities have so far tested 16.27 lakh swab
samples of which 13.81 lakh samples returned negative. They have so far administered 7.99 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine (including the second dose).