Puducherry: Puducherry today reported 286 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 26,685. Two more patients including a 51-year old woman succumbed to the infection, taking the toll to 515.
Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that the 286 fresh cases were reported after examination of 3,596 samples during the last 24 hours pushing the tally to 26,685 (after transfer of one case to Tamilnadu).
He said 505 patients recovered and were discharged during the last 24 hours from various hospitals. The fatality rate here was 1.93 per cent while the recovery rate was 79.28 per cent.
Mohan Kumar said 1,76,184 samples have been tested so far and it was found that 1,45,800 were negative and the results of the examination of remaining specimens were awaited.
Of the total 26,685 coronavirus cases, 5,013 were active while the number of patients who have recovered and have been discharged stood at 21,156, he added.