With the death of 13 more people, the toll rose to 418. Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release that 401 patients were discharged during last 24 hours. The fatality and recovery rates were 1.98 percent and 75.43 percent respectively. The new cases were recorded at the end of examination of 5,709 samples, he said. The official noted that 1.13 lakh samples were tested so far and it was found that 88,166 were negative and result of examination of remaining samples was awaited. Puducherry region accounted for 423 out of the total 518 cases followed by 58 in Karaikal, 20 in Yanam and 17 in Mahe. Of the total 21,111 COVID-19 cases, 4,770 were active while 15,923 patients recovered and were discharged.
Meanwhile, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Wednesday called upon the people to be very careful from getting infected by Coronavirus. In a Whatsapp posting, She said the people should avoid at all costs closed door air conditioned halls and congested gatherings with wedding seasons and festivities approaching. There is still no real cure for the virus and hence, it is the responsibility of people to take their own care and inner immunity, she added. The Lt Governor said the government is forming joint mobile teams comprising of police, Revenue, and Municipality and called as COVID Prevention Team (CPT).