PCMC: Three brothers die of COVID19 during treatment at same hospital

three brothers died due to COVID in Pune Pimpri
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Pimpri, 21 July 2020: Three brothers, who were being treated at the same hospital, died in just seven days due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID19). All three were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), after they complained of breathlessness, and their beds were close to each other.

The deceased brothers have been identified as Popatrao Kalapure (66), Dnyaneshwar alias Mauli Kalapure (63) and Diliprao Kalapure (61), all residents of Pimpri. Earlier, they lived separately in Kharalwadi area. About four years ago, they constructed one building in Pimpri, so that they could live together.

On July 5, one of the children in the 18-members family tested COVID positive. After that, all members of the family were tested for COVID. The test concluded that everyone in the family was infected with the deadly virus. They were admitted to another hospital and later taken to Lokmanya Hospital in Chinchwad.

Popatrao, Dnyaneshwar and Diliprao all had heart-related ailments. Their Oxygen saturation level had gone below 94 percent. Dilip was first placed on a ventilator in the ICU. After that, Popatrao and Dnyaneshwar also started having difficulty in breathing and all three of them had to get ventilator support. Dilip died on July 12 while undergoing treatment. Popatrao died on July 13 and Dnyaneshwar died on July 18 while undergoing treatment.

Popatrao had retired from the Municipal Corporation. He was well known as a labourers leader. He was also the president of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s Kamgar Patsanstha. Dnyaneshwar had retired from Hindustan Antibiotics Limited (HAL). He was famous as a wrestler. Diliprao had retired from KSB Pumps. He was also known as a wrestler.


The number of COVID19 patients in Pimpri Chinchwad is increasing day by day. The number of positive cases has crossed the 11,000 mark. According to PCMC, the total number of Coronavirus positive patients has reached 11681 out of which 7090 have been cured while 209 have died. 3262 active patients are still undergoing treatment.