Coronavirus Pune: Kothrud-Bavdhan sees a 265 per cent spike in COVID-19 cases

ST Staff
Friday, 26 June 2020

Ever since the beginning of June, six of the total 15 ward offices under Pune Municipal Corporation have seen a spike in the number of cases as the number of patients doubled in a span of just two weeks from June 7 - to June 12.  

After being under lockdown for more than two months, India began the process of slowly unlocking the country in an attempt to kickstart the economy. But as the process continues, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise. 

Ever since the beginning of June, six of the total 15 ward offices under Pune Municipal Corporation have seen a spike in the number of cases as the number of patients doubled in a span of just two weeks from June 7 - to June 12.  

The Kothrud-Bavdhan recorded the sharpest spike at 265.5 per cent followed by 187.7 per cent in Aundh-Baner area. 145 per cent spike was recorded in Warje-Karvenagar area. These three areas have recorded the highest spike in the last two weeks. 

Previously, Kothrud-Bavdhan and Aundh-Baner were one of the least affected areas. But under the process of unlocking, the cases have doubled rapidly. According to records, by June 14 the Kothrud-Bavdhan area had reported a spike of 148.2 per cent while 140.6 was reported at Aundh-Baner ward office. 

On the other hand, four ward offices managed to keep the number of patients less than 50 per cent. Dhole-Patil ward office recorded 14.2 per cent, whereas Bhavani Peth recorded 20.8 per cent.  24.7 per cent was recorded in Yerawada-Kalas-Dhanori and 37.1 per cent in Bibwewadi. 

A fall in cases was also recorded in ward office areas of Aundh-Baner, Kasba-Vishrambaugwada, Wanawadi-Ramtekdi and Nagar Road-Vadgaonsheri.

According to the data, 12,757 samples were tested from June 7 to 13, and 12.7 per cent of them (1,614) tested positive for COVID-19. 

From June 14 to 20, the PMC tested 15,659 samples and saw an increase of 16.1 per cent, with 2,518 positive cases.

On the brighter side, over 2,400 patients recovered in this period, while 132 deaths were reported.

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