Covid-19 positivity rate drops below 1% in Puducherry – ET HealthWorld

PUDUCHERRY: The Union territory of Puducherry reported less than 50 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday after a gap of more than four months. The positivity rate of the samples (5,243) tested on Monday stood at 0.8%, the lowest during the second wave.

The territory reported 42 fresh cases even as 125 patients recovered in the last 24 hours ending at 10am on Monday bringing down the active cases to 1,041. Of them, 858 patients are under home isolation and treatment and the rest 183 patients are admitted to various hospitals. The active cases include six children – four children are less than five years old while two children are more than five years old.

Puducherry headquarters reported the maximum cases with 36 followed by Karaikal (3), Yanam (2), and Mahe (1). Puducherry headquarters has the maximum active cases with 829 followed by Karaikal (137), Mahe (55) and Yanam (20).

The territory did not report any death on Monday The death toll stood at 1,778. Puducherry headquarters has the maximum fatalities with 1,415 followed by Karaikal (223), Yanam (104) and Mahe (36). The fatality rate stood at 1.5%. The territory has so far reported 1.19 lakh cases of which 1.16 lakh cases recovered registering a recovery rate of 97.7 %, which is higher than the national average (97.3 %).

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