COVID-19: Pune region crosses two lakh mark

Akshay Badwe
Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Pune Metropolitan Region surpassed the grim mark of two lakh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

Pune: Pune Metropolitan Region surpassed the grim mark of two lakh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Over 4,000 cases were reported on the fourth consecutive day in the region. The region report 4,119 cases on Tuesday out of which 1,880 were witnessed in Pune Municipal Corporation limit (PMC) followed by 1,014 cases in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) jurisdiction and 1,125 from cantonment and rural regions.

With cases rising in the region, the positive side of the region is Pune now has over 1.59 recoveries since the pandemic broke out.  On Tuesday, 2,957 patients were discharged from the hospital.

The total number of positive patients till date has reached 1,09,838 in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limit out of which 90,601 have been cured. As many as 2,584 lost their lives amid novel virus. There are still 16,653 active patients undergoing treatment in various hospitals of the city. They include 912 critical patients out of which 480 are on ventilator support.

The ‘corona capital’ of the country is witnessing a huge number of cases. In the span of just four days, over 13,000 cases are being reported in Pune district. To control the spread of the infection, the Pune administration earlier had decided to impose a fine of Rs 1,000 for those not wearing a face mask and spitting in public places. In order to curtail the spread of the contagion in the district’s rural areas, District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh had already taken strict action on those who will venture without a face mask and spit in public places.

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