Pune’s COVID-19 tally crosses one lakh mark

Akshay Badwe
Friday, 7 August 2020

The Pune district on Wednesday crossed the grim mark of one lakh COVID-19 cases

Pune: The graph of novel coronavirus is not flattening its curve in Pune district. The Pune district on Wednesday crossed the grim mark of one lakh cases. With 1,01,262 cases, Pune district witnesses a huge surge in COVID-19 tally.

In one day, Pune district witnessed 2,386 with 92 fatalities with this the district has passed 1,01,262 coronavirus cases. The district has reported 2,434 deaths so far and 59,443 patients are recovered from the contagion.

Within the district, 1,282 positive cases were reported in Pune Municipal Corporation limits (PMC) taking the total mark of 65,136 and death total to 1,639. The industrial hub Pimpri-Chinchwad are next to PMC with 24,683 cases. 740 new cases were witnessed in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation limits (PCMC). 14 people lost their lives due to the infection taking death tally to 445. Rural Pune followed the trail with 364 new cases which took the positive mark to 11,443 and 15 deaths were reported which made a total of 350 deaths.

Pune's first case reported Maharashtra's first COVID-19 case on March 9, when a couple returning from Dubai found positive, followed by three people who had come in contact with them. From then on, cases are inclining with the huge speed in Pune.

Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad in July imposed a strict lockdown of 10 days but despite the stringent shutdown, the cases are still rising in the district. As the number of cases started going up considerably, the city has seen some serious problems, naming, shortage of drugs, bed shortage, patients being overcharged to name a few. Meanwhile, district officials are offering complete assurances that Pune's bed shortage problem will be resolved soon.

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