Puducherry, Jan 16 (PTI): The Union Territory of Puducherry reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM on Saturday.
With this, the overall tally rose to 38,611, a press release from the Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said.
He said two more persons - a69-year-old woman in Mahe and a 60-year-old man in Puducherry - succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 642.
The two had co-morbidities of either myocardial infarction or diabetes, he said.
Of the 38,611 cases reported so far, 286 were active, 37,683 patients recovered and were discharged.
The fatality and recovery rates were 1.66 percent and 97.60 percent respectively.
While 5.32 lakh samples have been tested so far, 4.89 lakh of samples turned out to be negative.
The Director said 22 patients recovered and were discharged during last 24 hours.
The 16 new cases were tested - eight each from Puducherry and Mahe regions - at the end of examination of 2,146 samples.
Karaikal and Yanam regions did not report any fresh case. PTI COR NVG NVG