Pune: Pune, the coronavirus capital of the country continues to witness the spike in the spread of coronavirus with district recording 4,935 new cases on Thursday. Pune district now has a total of 2,09,42 COVID-19 cases. The district also reported 87 deaths on Thursday taking the tally to 4,881. On the positive side, 3,203 were discharged from the various hospitals in the district.
Among the new cases, 1,916 were reported from the Pune city (Pune Municipal Corporation) followed by 1,219 in Pimpri-Chinchwad limits (Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation) and 1,800 found in rural as well as Cantonment parts. The active cases in PMR (Pune Metropolitan Region) now has over 40,000 active cases. Out of these, 23,936 are being treated in the hospitals whereas 16,216 are in home isolation.
After a few signs of the coronavirus graph finally flattening, India has reported a record number of new cases over the past few weeks, sending authorities into stress once again. Recently, Pune became the first district in the country to top two lakh cases of COVID-19. There are a few regions in India that have shown signs of the contagion rate going down but Pune is not one of them. Even with the situation being such complex, people are still not strictly following the norms of social distancing and masks. The mortality rate in Pune is at 2.2 per cent, which is better in contrast to Maharashtra where it is at 2.9 per cent. The mortality rate of the country, however, is even better at 1.72 per cent.