Pune Records Second COVID-19 Death of the Year as Cases Rise

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Pune, 26th January 2024: The city reported one fatality and five fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, marking the second death due to the virus this year in Pune. The deceased, a 75-year-old man residing in Vimannagar, succumbed to COVID-19-related complications while undergoing treatment at Jehangir Hospital.


The cause of death was attributed to a combination of COVID-19, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and multi-organ dysfunction, as per official reports. The patient initially presented symptoms of cough, breathlessness, and fever on December 29, subsequently testing positive for COVID-19, as confirmed by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health officials.


As of the latest update, Pune city has 42 active COVID-19 cases, with four patients under hospital care and 38 in home isolation. None of the hospitalized individuals are currently requiring oxygen support. On a positive note, 11 patients were discharged on Thursday, having successfully completed their treatment for the infection.


The broader Pune district reported one death and eight new cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Among the new cases, three were recorded in the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) area, while Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) reported five.


According to an official statement from the health department on Thursday, Maharashtra documented 40 new cases of COVID-19, accompanied by 69 successful recoveries, resulting in the release of patients from hospitals across the state. The constant monitoring and response efforts continue as authorities work to manage and contain the spread of the virus in the region.