Pune: COVID-19 cases surge in Daund city; 56 test positive in 15 days

Salil Urunkar
Friday, 17 July 2020

More than 56 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Daund city in the last 15 days

Pune: More than 56 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Daund city in the last 15 days including a 10-month old baby and 8 years old boy testing positive for the disease. Daund has been demarcated as a containment zone and strict lockdown has been implemented in the area. 

As per information provided by doctors, the father of the baby has tested positive however his mother has tested negative for Covid-19. A total of five cases were reported on Thursday (July 16) in which 16 and 25-year-old men and 48 and 51-year-old women were identified as COVID-positive. These patients are from Shivajinagar and Bhimnagar areas.

Dr Sangram Dange, Dean of Daund Sub-District Hospital said, “Swab samples of 52 persons were sent for testing to a lab in Pune city, out of which five were found positive on Thursday. A day before that, 26 samples were sent and three persons including an eight-year-old boy and 85-year-old woman had tested positive for COVID-19.”

It was said that Covid-19 was not affecting women and children, but the cases in Daund city are quite in contrast to the observations done so far. Daund city has reported 56 Covid-19 positive cases from July 1 to 15. On June 18, a two-year-old girl from Khutbav village had tested positive for COVID. She was immediately admitted to a hospital for treatment and has now recovered well.

The district and local administration had declared the entire Daund city as a containment zone and sealed it for 14 days from July 6. This decision was taken as more than 150 cases were recorded in the first five days of July month. Local administration is worried due to the fact that patients are found in all areas of the city instead of some pockets.

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