Pune district reports 3,208 new COVID-19 cases, 108 deaths
Pune district reports 3,208 new COVID-19 cases, 108 deaths
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Pune district reported 3,208 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking its COVID-19 count to 9,62,688, a health department official said.

He said the death toll reached 15,441 with108 more patients succumbing to the infection in the western Maharashtra district in the last 24 hours.

Also, 2,790 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, the official said.

"Of the 3,208 cases, 684 were reported from the Pune Municipal Corporation limits, where the tally rose to 4,49,987. With847 cases, Pimpri-Chinchwad's COVID-19 count increased to 2,42,580," he said.

The number of positive cases in rural and Pune Cantonment Board areas increased to 2,70,121, he said.

Pune Mayor Muralidhar Mohol tweeted that since the onset of the COVID-19 second wave, the city reported positive cases in three digits for the first time on Monday.

Meanwhile, The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra plunged below the 30,000-mark on Monday with the state reporting 26,616 new infections, taking the count to 54,05,068, the health department said.

This was the lowest single-day count since March 30 when the state had reported 27,918 infections.

According to a health department statement, 516 COVID-19 deaths were also reported, which took the number of fatalities due to respiratory disease to 82,486.

Of the total deaths, 289 occurred over the past 48 hours, while 227 fatalities took place last week, but were added to the toll on Monday, it said.

The statement said 48,211 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, pushing the number of recovered cases to 48,74,582.

The state is now (rpt now) left with 4,45,495 active cases.

Mumbai city reported 1,232 new cases, taking its tally to 6,89,062, while 48 new deaths pushed the toll to 14,272, it said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate of the state stood at 90.19 per cent, while the death rate was 1.53 per cent, the statement said.

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