120 tested Covid positive in Pondy

The union territory of Puducherry witnessed a spike in number of fresh Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours with 120 persons testing positive for the infection.The 120 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM on Thursday more than doubled the 58 infections reported on Wednesday. As many 1,479 samples were tested.The Puducherry region alone accounted for 83 out of the 120 new cases while Karaikal reported 33 and Yanam added four, Director of Health G Sriramulu said in a release.Mahe, an enclave of Puducherry, in Kerala did not log any new case.The overall caseload stood at 1,73,638.There were no fresh fatalities during the last 24 hours and the death toll remained at 1,970, Sriramulu said.The Health department Director said the number of active cases stood at 405 which comprised 15 patients undergoing treatment in hospitals and the remaining 390 in home quarantine.