Puducherry receives 88 fresh Covid cases, 1 fatality

  • | Friday | 6th August, 2021

Puducherry received 88 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24-hours ending at 10 am on Friday, while one Covid fatality was recorded in the last 24 hours. Fresh cases on Thursday pushed the UTs total cases tally to 1.21 lakh. The cumulative death toll has reached 1,799.

Puducherry received 88 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24-hours ending at 10 am on Friday, while one Covid fatality was recorded in the last 24 hours. Fresh cases on Thursday pushed the UTs total cases tally to 1.21 lakh. The cumulative death toll has reached 1,799.

The active cases tally has further dipped to 872. The Puducherry headquarters received the highest 55 new Covid-19 cases, followed by Karaikal (8), Yanam (3) and Mahe (22). Director of the Health and Family Welfare department, S Mohan Kumar said that, so far 37,895 vaccine doses have been given to health workers and 22,798 to frontline workers.

3,502 general public were inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine yesterday, while 5.18 lakh people in all age groups have been vaccinated to date. Puducherry has administered 7.27 lakh vaccines including the second dose (general Public + Covid warriors).

The official said that 103 patients have also recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, bringing the total recoveries to 1.18 lakhs. The Health Department tested 5,836 samples in the last 24-hours. UT recorded a test positivity rate (TPR) of 1.51%. The recovery rate in the UT reached 97.80%, while the death rate was recorded at 1.48%.


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