Pondy clocks 380 fresh coronavirus cases, aggregate touches

| | Puducherry
  • 0

Pondy clocks 380 fresh coronavirus cases, aggregate touches

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | PTI | Puducherry

Pondy clocks 380 fresh coronavirus cases, aggregate touches

 The Puducherry government tested 5,496 blood and swab samples, the highest ever in the union territory, and identified 380 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of infections to 20,601.

Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that as many as 5,496 samples were tested.

While Puducherry region registered 270 cases out of the fresh cases, Karaikal had 63 new cases followed by 44 in Yanam and three in Yanam.

Kumar said 495 patients were discharged during last 24 hours.

The overall COVID-19 cases in the union territory was 20,601, of whom 4,674 were active and 15,522 patients were treated and discharged.

The number of fatalities rose to 405 as 11 more died of the virus.

The Director said that so far 1.07 lakh samples were tested and it was found that 83,944 tested negative.

Results of examination of remaining samples was awaited, he said.

The fatality and recovery rates were 1.97 percent and 75.35 percent respectively, the Director said.

Most of the deceased had co-morbidities particularly hypertension and diabetes and they were in the age group ranging between 38 and 80 years, he added.
 

State Editions

93-kg ganja seized in city

19 September 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Corona robbed Odisha of many sons of soil

19 September 2020 | KRUSHNA KUMAR MISHRA | Bhubaneswar

Rally by murder accused: One booked under NSA

19 September 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Open cinema halls, pleads shopping centres’ assn

19 September 2020 | TATHYA | Bhubaneswar

Fresh graduates invited for TULIP internship

19 September 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Oxygen therapy opened in 3 B'swar PHCs

19 September 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Embracing technology

13 September 2020 | HARISH KHATRI | Agenda

The spiritual garden

13 September 2020 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Taking to art for therapy

13 September 2020 | Sujata Dere | Agenda

Guard your faculties

13 September 2020 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Let things happen naturally

13 September 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

KIRAN raises hopes of robust New India

13 September 2020 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Agenda