Coronavirus in Pune: PMC's COVID-19 tally rises by 261, three fatalities recorded on January 15
Coronavirus in Pune: PMC's COVID-19 tally rises by 261, three fatalities recorded on January 15
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Pune reported 261 new coronavirus cases, taking its caseload to 1,82,709 on Friday.

According to an update by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, the death toll climbed to 4,696 with three new fatalities.

A total of 240 patients were discharged during the day, taking the number of active cases to 2,619.

As of now, 1,75,394 people have been discharged/ recovered.

Meanwhile, as many as 800 healthcare workers will be administered the COVID-19 vaccine on January 16, the first day of the vaccination drive, in Pune city, Mayor Muralidhar Mohol said on Friday.

Speaking to reporters about the preparations for the drive, the mayor said the immunisation drive will take place at eight hospitals in the city.

Pune city has received 48,000 doses of the vaccine, which will only be administered to healthcare workers in the first phase.

An inauguration programme will be organised in Kamala Nehru Hospital.

A total of 800 healthcare workers will get inoculated on the first day of the vaccination drive, Mohol said.

"We will keep them under observation for 30 minutes after administering the vaccine. We have also kept emergency medical facilities ready to deal with any adverse effect of the vaccine," he added.

(With PTI inputs)

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