Mumbai: On Thursday, two more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Puducherry, while the toll peaked at 592, taking the total to 34,761 with 181 additions.
Addressing a virtual press conference, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said that today 181 new cases were identified at the end of testing of 4,001 samples.
Rao said that 142 patients were discharged after recovery during the last 24 hours ending at 10 is on Thursday.
While the death rate was 1.70 percent, the recovery rate was 87.60 percent.
The minister said that 3,720 of the total cases of 34,761 infections were active, 30,449 patients were recovered and have been discharged till now.
He said that 33.01 lakh samples have been tested so far and out of the 2.62 lakh samples have been found to be negative.
Two patients who died of infection had co-morbidities such as diabetes and hypertension.
Rao said that Puducherry covered about 20 percent of the total population of 1.5 million.
It became the first state to have the highest sample test in the country.