Puducherry: The government of the Union Territory of Puducherry has announced to open all the schools in the state from class IX to XII. State Chief Minister N Rangaswamy announced that all the schools in the state from class IX to XII will open from July 16. The Chief Minister also said that from July 16, all the colleges in the state will also reopen.
Corona situation in Puducherry
After 134 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in Puducherry on Saturday, the total number of infected people has increased to 1,18,831. A senior official of the Department of Health and Family Services gave this information on Saturday. Health department director S Mohan Kumar said that new cases were reported during the testing of 6,045 samples.
Puducherry region alone reported 96 cases of infection, 25 from Karaikal, seven from Mahe and six from Yanam. The Director of the Health Department said that in the last 24 hours ending at 10 am on Saturday, a 68-year-old woman died due to infection in Karaikal, after which the death toll in the state has risen to 1,769. He said that the number of cases under treatment in the Union Territory is 1,573 out of which 230 are being treated in hospital and the remaining 1,343 in home isolation.
Mohan Kumar said that 255 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the total number of people who have recovered in the Union Territory is 1,15,489. He said that the infection rate is 2.22 percent, while the death rate and recovery rate were recorded at 1.49 percent and 97.19 percent respectively on Saturday.
The Health Department has so far immunized 37,509 health workers and 22,926 frontline personnel. He said that a total of 5,73,026 people have been vaccinated in the state. Meanwhile, the health department on Saturday launched the second three-day vaccination festival, which was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at a health center in the neighboring coastal village of Veerampattinam.
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