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Active Covid cases fall below 900 in Puducherry for second time in three days

Puducherry, August 6(BPNS)

Giving big relief and respite to the health department and health workers, the number of active Covid -19 cases have come down to 888 on Thursday, the second time in the past three days for the cases to have fallen below the 900 mark.

The number of fresh cases in the Union Territory stood at 81 on Thursday. 100 Covid -19 patients were discharged from the Covid registry.

Puducherry headquarters reported maximum fresh cases with 62, followed by Mahe( 12), Karaikal (6) and Yanam (1). Of the 888 active cases, 721 are in home isolation.

Maximum number of active cases was recorded in Puducherry headquarters with 657 cases followed by Karaiakal (125) ,Yanam (105 ) and Mahe (38).

The fatality rate was at 1.5% and recovery rate at 97.8%.

Health department has administered 7.2 lakh doses of vaccines including the second dose to the people of the Union Territory.

Prasad Somashekaran, of Mahe Study Centre, a research institution functioning at Mahe while speaking to BPNS said, “The number of active cases coming down below 900 for the second time in the past three days is a great relief to the health workers and people of the Union Territory. Here in Mahe, the Union Territory is properly monitoring and implementing the Covid -19 standard protocols and hence the situation of the pandemic is under control.”