Covid-19: Puducherry administers more than 6.5 lakh vaccine doses | Puducherry News – Times of India


PUDUCHERRY: Healthcare authorities have so far administered more than 6.5 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine (including the second dose) to beneficiaries in the Union territory of Puducherry. They have administered the vaccine to close to 38,000 healthcare workers, 23,000 frontline workers and 4.6 lakh others so far in the territory.
The territory did not report a Covid-19 death on Wednesday and the death toll stood at 1,781. Puducherry headquarters has the maximum fatalities with 1,417 followed by Karaikal (224), Yanam (104) and Mahe (36). The infection’s fatality rate stood at 1.5%. The positivity rate of the samples (6,549) tested on Wednesday stood at 1.7%. Healthcare authorities have so far tested 14.43 lakh swab samples of which 12.33 lakh samples returned negative.
The territory reported 112 fresh cases even as 139 patients recovered bringing down the active cases to 961. Of them, 798 are under home isolation and treatment. Puducherry headquarters reported the maximum fresh cases with 85 followed by Karaikal (12), Yanam (8) and Mahe (7). Puducherry headquarters has the maximum active cases with 750 followed by Karaikal (130), Yanam (27) and Mahe (54).
The territory has so far reported 1.19 lakh cases of which 1.17 lakh patients recovered registering a recovery rate of 97.7%, which is higher than the national average (97.4%).

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