Pune: Pune district which recently crossed the grim mark of two lakh COVID-19 cases, continues to witness rapid rise in the spread of novel coronavirus. On Wednesday, 2,078 patients tested positive for coronavirus in Pune city itself. While, the industrial town, Pimpri Chinchwad also witnessed 1,240 new cases on Wednesday.
Total cases in Pune city now stands for 1,11,916 of which over 16,000 are active cases. The city also reported 41 deaths on Wednesday taking the death tally to 2,625. Currently, 927 patients are critical while 483 are on ventilator support. On the positive front, 2,013 patients were discharged from the various hospitals from the city.
Talking about Pimpri-Chinchwad, 1,240 new cases were found here on Wednesday taking the total cases mark to 58,747. Also, the area witnessed 10 deaths. Although under Unlock 4.0 has opened up activities across the nation, the number of cases continues to rise and this especially in the metro cities. Pune district, the coronavirus capital of the country now accounts for 2,03,498 total cases.
In what is more worrying for the administration is that the city has the maximum number of active cases in the country. Last month, Pune's first sero survey witnessed that over 50 per cent of people from five high-occurrence areas in the city have been exposed to the novel infection.
With city’s green zones now turning new hotspots for the contagion, the administration along with the police are continuously appealing people to follow all norms of the social distancing as well as wear face masks while travelling. Many parts of the city such as Sahakar Nagar-Dhankawadi, Sinhagad Road, Hadapsar are new hotspots.