Pune, May 26, 2020: According to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), since March 9, when the first case was detected, on an average every day 148 patients have been found Coronavirus positive. Till 7.30 pm yesterday, the number of COVID cases reached 5181 out of which 2735 (53%) have been cured while 264 have died. Till now swab samples of about 42,000 people have been tested. 12 out of every 100 people tested have been found Coronavirus positive ie the infection rate is 12%.
Ten per cent of the patients in the state are in Pune city. 100 patients were reported with the municipality 27 days after the first corona patient was found. It took Pune 50 days to reach the first thousand patients on April 28. However, another 4,000 patients were detected in the next 27 days by May 25. Most of these patients are from densely populated areas of the city.
The causes of Corona patients is being attributed to the outbreak of Coronavirus in densely populated areas, check-up of everyone who came in contact with COVID19 positive patient, increased system of screening and testing, increased rate of laboratory tests, emphasis on early diagnosis, swab test of everyone with symptoms and increased number of government and private laboratories.