Five more COVID-19 deaths reported in Pondy toll climbs to 80

Puducherry, Aug 8 (PTI) The COVID-19 toll in Puducherry
mounted to 80 with five more people, including two women,
succumbing to the viral infection on Saturday.
Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said
in a release that all these patients had co-morbidities and
were in the age group ranging between 57 and 78 years.
The union territory also recorded 268 new cases, highest
so far, taking the tally to 5,087.
While 228 of the new 268 cases were reported in
Puducherry during the last 24 hours ending 10 am, 38 cases
were from Karaikal and two from Yanam region, an enclave of
Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh.
The Director said the overall COVID-19 cases in
Puducherry are 5,087 of whom1,953 are active cases (including
607 in home isolation in Puducherry and Yanam region).
Total patients cured and discharged are 3,054 while the
total fatalities are 80.
The 268 new cases were identified after examination of
924 samples showing positivity rate at 29 percent while the
rate of fatality is 1.57 percent.
The Director said 109 patients were discharged during the
last 24 hours.
Of the total 45,954 samples tested so far 39,960 samples
came out negative and results of the examination of remaining
samples were awaited, the official said.
Puducherry had a total of 1,118 active cases followed by
111 in Karaikal, 113 in Yanam and four in Mahe. PTI COR

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