100 new COVID-19 cases two deaths in Puducherry

Puducherry, July 18 (PTI) Puducherry added 100 fresh
COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the tally to 1,19,703, while
the toll rose to 1,778 with two more deaths.
Recoveries outnumbered fresh cases with 144 people
being discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of
recovries to 1,16,801, leaving 1,124 active cases
Puducherry accounted for most number of cases (75),
followed by Karaikal (14), Mahe (10) and Yanam (1).
Puducherry and Mahe regions accounted for one death each and
both had co morbidities, Health and Family Welfare Services
Director S Mohan Kumar said in a release.
A total of 6,172 samples were tested in the last 24 hours
ending 10 AM, taking the cumulative number of specimens
examined so far to 14,25,914.
The test positivity rate stood at 1.62 per cent.
The fatality and recovery rates were 1.49 per cent and
97.58 percent, respectively.
Kumar said that 37,689 health care workers and 22,949
front line workers have been vaccinated so far.
He said that 4.50 lakh people coming under the category
of either senior citizens or those above 45 years with co
morbidities have been inoculated.
In all, the department has so far vaccinated 6,37,634
people, including those who received the second dose, he said.

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