Number of fresh cases falls below 50 in Puducherry

 thehindu.com  11/22/2020 19:26:57 

Sorting in progress: Healthcare workers segregating a sample collected at Nellithope on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: T. Singaravelou

Fresh COVID-19 cases fell below 50 on Sunday, while no death was reported in the Union Territory of Puducherry in the last 24 hours.

With 88 patients discharged on recovery, the active cases came down to 559, after one case was transferred to Tamil Nadu. There are only 227 patients in hospital care (91 at JIPMER and 92 at IGMCRI), against 332 patients in home quarantine.

According to a Health Department bulletin, the fresh cases were detected during the testing of 3,586 samples. Puducherry accounted for 22 of the fresh cases, Karaikal 10, Mahe 13 and Yanam one case.

The test positivity rate was 1.28%, the case fatality rate 1.66% and the recovery rate 96.82%. The overall tally stands at 609 deaths, 559 active cases, a total of 36,693 cases and 35,525 patients recovered.

The number of samples tested so far by the Health Department was 3,80,831, of which 3,39,854 returned negative.

Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism

Dear subscriber,

Thank you!

Your support for our journalism is invaluable. Its a support for truth and fairness in journalism. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings.

The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler.

We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Suresh Nambath

Related Topics
« Go back