Pimpri-Chinchwad, 28th March 2023: The number of COVID-19 patients has been on the rise in the city for the past fifteen days, while an 80-year-old woman has recently died due to the H3N2 virus. The death toll in the city due to H3N2 has now reached two, as an elderly man had previously passed away in Bhosari.
Since 1st January this year, 17 people in Pimpri-Chinchwad have been infected with H3N2, out of which 15 have already recovered. In the past eight days, 2,262 people in the city were tested for COVID-19, with 255 people testing positive. Fortunately, the patients are experiencing mild symptoms and recovering under home isolation. As of now, there are only three patients admitted to the municipal hospital, while the remaining patients are being treated at home.
The health department of the Municipal Corporation stated that there are currently no H3N2 patients in the city. However, the number of COVID-19 cases has seen a slight increase.
Dr. Laxman Goffane, the head of the health department at Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, has urged citizens to remain cautious and wear masks while seeking immediate medical attention if they experience any COVID-19 symptoms. He also reassured that patients are recovering well under home isolation and there is no need to panic.