COVID-19 Pune: With 726 recorded cases on Thursday, Pune crosses the 18,000 mark

ST Staff
Friday, 26 June 2020

19 fatalities were recorded on Thursday, bringing the death toll of the city to 658

Thursday saw 726 COVID-19 cases in Pune, with 19 fatalities, bringing the death toll of the city to 658. With the total number of reported cases in Pune crossing the 18,000 mark, 276 patients were also discharged, taking the total cured cases to 10,877. 

"At present, there are 5,325 active cases, of which 316 are critical and 63 are on ventilator support," Dr Ramchandra Hankare, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health chief was quoted saying to Pune Mirror. According to Dr Bhagwan Pawar, district health officer of Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) witnessed a spike in the cases with 102 reported cases on Thursday. Apart from that, 36 were reported from rural, and 27 from civil surgeon and cantonment board. 

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Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital (DHS) reported six out of 19 deaths on Thursday, which included a 76-year-old woman from Sinhagad Road, who passed away due to an acute severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and pneumonitis. Apart from her, an 82-year-old woman from Model Colony, a 52-year-old woman from Khadki, and a 54-year-old man from Navi Peth succumbed to ARDS, pneumonitis and hypertension. A 49-year-old man also fell prey to ARDS and a seizure disorder. A 48-year-old man from Bhawani Peth was also declared dead due to ARDS, pneumonia and sepsis. 

Bharati Hospital witnessed two deaths, with a 59-year-old man who succumbed to COVID-19 pneumonia and an 87-year-old man, who developed a developed bilateral pneumonitis and hypertension. At Global hospital, a 56-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman were declared dead due to bilateral pneumonitis and other co-morbidities. 

Sassoon Hospital recorded three deaths, with a 65-year-old man from Ganesh Peth succumbing from to ARDS, myocarditis and pneumonia. It also included a 60-year-old man from Hadapsar who suffered from respiratory failure, myocarditis and acute kidney injury (AKI), and a 75-year-old woman from Nana Peth, who passed away due to respiratory failure.

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Other deceased cases also included a 78-year-old woman from Yerwada who breathed her last at the AICTS hospital. She suffered from pneumonia, hypertension, hypertension, diabetes and pulmonary thromboembolism. A man from Sadashiv Peth was also declared dead due to COVID-19 at Ruby Hall Clinic after suffering from severe ARDS with pneumonitis and type-2 respiratory failure.

At Nobel Hospital, a 70-year-old man also succumbed to type-2 respiratory failure as well as ARDS. He also suffered from hypertension and lung disease. PCMC also recorded three deaths, and a total of 192 patients succumbed to the virus in the state on Thursday, taking the toll to 6,931. 

With 4,841 reported cases on Thursday, the state total stands at 1,47,741 today. 3,661 patients also recovered on Thursday, and the active cases in the state today stand at 63,342 and total recoveries at 77,453. 

After announcing the compulsion of the mask, 22 people were fined Rs 500 on violating the rules. This fine was decided in accompaniment to the directives by central and state government. 

"After the orders were issued, our sanitisation inspectors were asked to find those not wearing a mask and take action against them. The first violator, a tempo driver, was found in Gokulnagar, Katraj," Dnyaneshwar Molak, head of solid waste management PMC, was quoted saying. 

Pune district: 18,240
Discharged patients: 10,877
State: 1,47,741
India: 4,89,795
World: 96,21,475

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