The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) reported 2,547 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking its caseload to 2,61,659.
According to an update by PMC Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, the death toll climbed to 5,243 with 24 new fatalities.
A total of 2,771 patients were discharged during the day, taking the total number of discharged/ recovered patients to 2,23,541.
As of now, there are 32,875 active COVID-19 cases.
In the neighbouring twin-city of Pimpri Chinchwad, 1472 COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, taking the COVID-19 cases tally to 1,36,013. With six new fatalities, the death toll in the twin-city rose to 2,089.
According to an update by Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) former Deputy Mayor Tushar Hinge, 1315 patients were discharged during the day, taking the tally to 1,17,492.
In all, Pune district on Monday reported 4,961 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally here to 5,19,600, an official said.
The day also saw 31 deaths, increasing the toll to 4,961, while 2,771 people were discharged post-recovery, he added.
Meanwhile, a day after reporting the highest one-day rise of 40,414 coronavirus positive cases, Maharashtra on Monday added 31,643 fresh infections, taking the overall tally to 27,45,518, the state health department said. With 102 fatalities, the death toll in the state went up to 54,283.
The detection of fewer cases on Monday is attributed to reduced testing because of Holi holiday.
Maharashtra has been conducting more than 1.50 lakh tests every day on average for the detection of coronavirus positive cases. On Monday, the state conducted 1,36,848 tests against 1,65,591 samples that were tested on Sunday.
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases: 27,45,518, new cases: 31,643, death toll: 54,283, discharged: 23,53,307, active cases: 3,36,584, people tested so far: 1,94,95,189.
News Source : The Free Press Journal