With 46,718 COVID-19 tests in a week, Pune beats Mumbai and Thane
With 46,718 COVID-19 tests in a week, Pune beats Mumbai and Thane
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Pune district leads in COVID-19 tests in Maharashtra. 30,555 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Pune city in the last week and total 46,718 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Pune district, which is significantly more than Mumbai and Thane.

Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol took to Twitter and said that the district tops in testing. "Considering these figures at the state level, we have surpassed Mumbai and Thane," he tweeted.

In Mumbai, 38,387 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last week and 34,783 in Thane.

Meanwhile, as many as 1,510 new coronavirus positive cases were reported in Pune on Wednesday, which took the count of patients in the district to 42,836, a health official said.

The death toll in the district reached 1,176 with 35 persons succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

"Of the 1,510 new cases, 818 were from areas in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits, where the overall tally of COVID-19 patients has gone up to 29,494," the official said.

A total of 746 patients were discharged from hospitals following their recovery during the day.

With 433 new cases in neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad, the tally in this industrial township grew to 8,853, he said.

According to the official, the number of positive cases in rural parts of the district, areas under the Pune Cantonment Board and the civil hospital have risen to 4,436, he said.

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,75,640 on Wednesday with the addition of 7,975 new cases, while 233 more patients succumbed to the disease, 62 of them in Mumbai, taking the death toll to 10,928, the state health department said.

A total of 3,606 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the number of recoveries to 1,52,613, it said.

As many as 233 patients died due to the viral disease, taking the toll closer to the 11,000-mark at 10,928, the health department said in a release.

(With input from Agencies)

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