Puducherry adds eight new Covid-19 cases; active cases at 129

Puducherry recorded eight new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total to 1,66,073.

The Ministry of Health examined 394 samples during the past 24 hours, and eight new cases appeared during the evaluation.

Health Director Ji Sriramulu said in a statement that the active cases were 129, of whom three are hospital patients and the 126 patients are in home quarantine.

He said that seven patients recovered during the past twenty-four hours, and the total number of recovery cases reached 1.63,982.
There were no new deaths today and the death toll remained 1962.

Sriramulu said that the Ministry of Health has so far examined 2,275,388 samples, and 19,065 samples were found to be negative.

Today’s test positivity rate was 2.03% while the death and recovery rates were 1.18% and 98.74%, respectively.

So far, Sriramulu said, the Ministry of Health has administered 17,30,674 doses comprising 9,70,131 first doses, 7,32,165 second doses and 28,378 booster doses.

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