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As per the update by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), an addition of 1,838 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours increased Pune city's infection count to 35,878.

While the death toll stood at 935 as 18 people lost their lives during the day, an official update read on Saturday.

A total of 774 persons were discharged during this period and the city has 13,062 active cases.

A total of 1,98,489 tests have been conducted in the city till now and 6,981 tests were conducted on Saturday

The corporation has also issued the number of ward-wise cases in Pune till July 17. Every ward office area in the city has crossed the mark of 1000 cases as of July 17. Check out the cases in your ward here:

Ward-wise cases in Pune till July 17.
Ward-wise cases in Pune till July 17.
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Meanwhile, the second phase of 10-day lockdown in Pune started on Sunday and shall continue till July 23, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the city.

During the lockdown, shops selling essential commodities will be allowed to function along with medical, hospitals, and milk supply.

Joint Commissioner of Pune Police Ravindra Shisve said, "Earlier it was decided that shops related to essential services will remain open between 08:00 am to 02:00 pm but since shops will be opening after five days tomorrow, it is expected that people may come out in large number to buy essentials which may lead to violating social distancing norms."

"Hence, district administration along with police has decided to allow the opening of shops related to essential services between 08:00 am to 06:00 pm for tomorrow. Later, from the day after tomorrow, they will be allowed to remain open between 08:00 am and 02:00 pm till July 23 as it was decided earlier," added Ravindra Shisve.

He further appealed to the public to step out in a scattered manner in order to maintain social distancing and avoid large gatherings while buying essential commodities. He also requested all to cooperate with the administration.

As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra -- the worst-affected state from the deadly virus -- has a total of 2,92,589 coronavirus cases and 11,452 fatalities.

(With inputs from ANI)

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