Coronavirus: These areas in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad have highest number of patients

Number of Corona patients in Pune as on April 18

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Pune, April 19, 2020: There are certain areas in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad where most of the Coronavirus COVID19 are detected. The total number of cases has reached 630 in Pune district including 544 in Pune city and 61 in PCMC areas. There was a massive jump in new Coronavirus positive cases in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad yesterday.


In Pune there were 78 new patients, while nine new cases were found in Pimpri-Chinchwad yesterday. The total number of positive cases has reached 544 in Pune city while 61 are patients are from PCMC areas. Please check the map for areawise number of positive patients in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad (bottom of this report).

Corona’s first patient was found on March 9 in Pune city. Since then, the number of new patients is increasing daily. During the past eight days, every day more than 50 patients have been found. Twice the highest reported number was 65. On Friday, there were 59 patients. On Saturday, 78 new patients were detected positive which is the highest in a single day.

Across Maharashtra, there were 328 new COVID-19 cases yesterday taking the state tally to 3648. Highest 184 of the new cases recorded in Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai area followed by Pune at 78 cases, according to the State Health Department.


Deaths: There were 11 COVID-related deaths in the state yesterday. Out of these, 5 deaths were recorded in Mumbai, 4 in Pune, 1 death in Aurangabad Municipal Corporation and 1 in Thane Municipal Corporation. Out of the 11 deaths, 6 were men and 5 women. 5 of them aged over 60 years and 6 were from the age group 40 to 60 years. 9 out of these 11 patients (82%) had high-risk co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and heart disease. Death toll in COVID-19 patients has now gone up to 211 in the state. (*A death reported on 11th April has found to be COVID negative as informed by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Therefore, this has been eliminated from the total death count.)

Lab testing details: Out of 67,468 laboratory samples, 63,476 were negative and 3648 have been tested positive for coronavirus until.

Containment Plan: As per the guidance from the Government of India, cluster containment action plan is being implemented in places where clusters of patients have been found in the state. There are 344 active containment zones in the state currently. Total 5994 surveillance squads worked across the state and surveillance of over 23 lakh population was done.

Other important notes: 365 patients have been discharged till date after full recovery. Currently, 82,299 people are in home quarantine and 6999 people are in institutional quarantine.

Number of Corona patients in PCMC areas as on April 18
Number of Corona patients in PCMC areas as on April 18