Puducherry, The daily Coronavirus cases increased in the Union Territory as compared to yesterday with 126 new COVID-19 cases have been reported on Saturday, ending at 10 AM this morning, while the fatalities decreased with one death reported in the last 24 hours.
On Friday, 98 new cases and three deaths had been registered.
With the fresh cases, the infection tally has risen to 1,20,227 and death toll to 1,787 in the UT.
According to the Covid 19 status released by the health department here, of the 6,054 swab sample tests conDucted, 126 persons tested positive.
As many as 98 new cases were reported in Puducherry region,18 in Karaikal region, two in Yanam region and eight in Mahe region.
About 121 persons were discharged in the last 24 hours. 93 of them were from Puducherry region,19 from Karaikal region and nine from Mahe region.
Presently, 129 patients were being treated in hospitals in Puducherry region,14 in Karaikal region, nine in Yanam region and 11 in Mahe region.
Another, 759 persons tested positive for COVID-19 were taking treatment in home isolation in all the four regions of the Union Territory.
The lone death was reported in the Karaikal region of the UT.
So far, 1,20,227 persons are infected by Corona virus and of which 1,17,518 patients were treated and discharged, 1,787 people died and there are 922 active cases now.
A 73-year-old man Syed Ahamed with Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension succumbed in the Karaikal Government hospital due to Covid Pneumonia and ARDS.
As far as the Paediatric Covid cases are concerned, one more child tested positive and admitted to the Government Medical College on July 23.
Presently, four children were admitted to the Government Medical College and of which, a child below five years of age and two above five years were tested positive for the virus. The fourth one is a baby of a Covid positive mother and is under observation and tested negative for Covid.
The test positivity rate in the UT stood at 2.08 per cent, case fatality rate is 1.49 per cent and the recovery rate is 97.75 per cent.
As many as 6,66,479 persons including healthcare workers, frontline workers and general public in the Union Territory were so far vaccinated for COVID-19.