Puducherry, May 15 : Three more people, including a nine-year-old girl, were tested positive for the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) here on Friday, taking the total number of positive cases in the union territory to seven. Three people were already being treated at the government medical college here and one in Karaikal region of the union territory.
According to official sources, the family of one person being treated at the government medical college along with a few others were tested on Thursday and the wife and daughter of the patient besides a man from Nettapakkam near here tested positive. They were admitted to the government medical college, the exclusive COVID hospital here for treatment.
Another five cases from Tamil Nadu are being treated at JIPMER here. So far 16 persons were affected by the virus in the union territory and nine of them got cured and already discharged from hospital and seven are being treated in hospital. The lone patient in Karaikal region and one among the six at the government medical college are likely to be discharged today as his test came out negative. (UNI)