Puducherry, June 10 (PTI): An 82-year-old patient, who
had co-morbidities, died of COVID-19 in the Indira Gandhi
government medical college hospital here on Tuesday.
The patient hailed from Villupuram in neighbouring Tamil
Nadu and was hospitalised with complaints of several other
This was the second fatality due to COVID-19 in
Puducherry after the first patient, who was from Chennai,
died here, director of health and family welfare services S
Mohan Kumar told PTI.
The body of the patient from Villupuram was kept in the
mortuary and all formalities were being followed to dispose
of the body in keeping with usual norms, the official said.
Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao told reporters that
there were 12 new positive cases of infection, all coming
under contact tracing, during the last 24 hours.
Of the 12, eight were admitted to the government medical
college hospital and four were discharged thereby taking the
number of active COVID-19 cases to 84 in the Union Territory.
The total number of cases stood at 145 so far: There were
84 active cases, 60 treated and discharged and one death
excluding the one reported on Tuesday.
Health Minister stressed the need for use of Aarogya Setu
which would help identify the sources of infection.
He sought the cooperation of the people in containing the
spread of infection. PTI COR
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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