Pune, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus is reporting the continuous rise in the new cases. The recent figure of COVID-19 is not at all a good one for Pune city as it reported its highest surge in a single day of COVID-19 patients on Thursday.
Pune city reported over 937 new COVID-19 positive cases on Thursday with death tally standing at 14. 344 patients are serious while 56 are receiving the ventilator support.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Thursday again restructured containment zones in Pune city by including 50 new containments, taking the tally of zones in Pune city to 109.
In the new list of containment zones, the maximum of 13 zones are in Wanowrie-Ramtekdi while 12 in Dhankawadi-Sahakarnagar. Once Green Zone Kothrud and Baner also now has 10 containment zones while Shivajinagar-Gholeroad also has 10.
Kasba-Vishrambaugwada and Aundh-Baner have nine containment zones followed by eight in Bibewadi, seven each in Dhole-Patil Road and Hadapsar-Mundhwa. Also, Sinhagad Road has six with five in Warje-Karvenagar, four in Nagar Road-Vadgaonsheri and Bhavani Peth, Yerawada-Kalas-Dhanori and Kondhwa-Yeolewadi ward office has three each.
Earlier, the civic body had declared 69 containment zones in May while 66 on June 1 and 74 on June 17.
A NEW STRATEGY TO SEAL BUILDING
Even if five members of one family test positive for COVID-19 and have been shifted to a COVID care centre, the building will not be sealed entirely, Shekhar Gaikwad, Pune Municipal Commissioner said. The entire building will be sealed only if positive cases are found in many flats. If the patients are residents of one flat, the limitations will be compulsory only on the flat which houses them. Till now, an entire building was sealed even if one case is reported from a building.