Pune reported a record 12,494 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the district's tally to 5,74,829, an official said. A total of 64 deaths on Sunday took the toll to 10,227, while 3,762 people were discharged, he added.
Meanwhile, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) reported 6,225 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking its caseload to 2,90,044. According to an update by PMC Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, the death toll climbed to 5,452 with 41 new fatalities. A total of 3,762 patients were discharged during the day, taking the total number of discharged/ recovered patients to 2,42,652. As of now, there are 41,940 active COVID-19 cases.
In the neighbouring twin-city of Pimpri Chinchwad, 3382 COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday, taking the COVID-19 cases tally to 1,50,928. With 16 new fatalities, the death toll in the twin-city rose to 2,065. According to an update by Pune district health officer, 1791 patients were discharged during the day, taking the tally to 1,26,635. As of now, there are 22,228 active COVID-19 cases in PCMC.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Friday recorded 57,074 new COVID-19 cases, its highest single-daily surge since pandemic outbreak.
Meanwhile, with Maharashtra under the vice-like grip of the lethal coronavirus, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on Sunday announced a week-end lockdown across the state till April 30, besides stringent weekdays norms, to combat the pandemic's resurgence.
The decision was taken at an emergency Cabinet meeting chaired by Thackeray after he held detailed discussions with all stakeholders.