8 succumb to COVID-19 in a day, dist toll hits 272by Vicky Pathare
On same day, 258 new cases were reported in Pune district, taking total to 5,694
A total of eight COVID-19 deaths were reported in Pune district on Sunday, of which one had died on Friday, and one deceased is a resident of Solapur. This has taken the coronavirus toll to 272 in Pune. Further, as many as 258 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported, taking the total number of cases to 5,694 in the district, said health officials, amid a sharp spike in figures nationwide.
Out of the 258 new cases, 186 are from under Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), 46 under Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), 18 in Pune rural areas, and eight from the civil surgeon’s and cantonment board areas, said Dr Bhagwan Pawar, district health officer (DHO).
Also, in some positive news, as per official figures, 78 COVID-19 patients were also discharged on Sunday, after treatment and full recovery from the infection at various hospitals in the district. With this, 2,980 such patients have recovered from COVID-19 till date in Pune, PMC health chief Dr Ramchandra Hankare said.
Of the deaths counted on Sunday (May 24), a 21-year-old male resident of Gultekdi had succumbed to the virus at Sassoon General Hospitals (SGH) on May 22, due to type 1respiratory failure, pneumonitis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Another deceased was a 67-year-old male from Solapur district, who died while undergoing treatment at KEM Hospital in Pune on Saturday, also due to ARDS. He had diabetes, acute kidney injury and hypertension. According to officials, his death will be recorded with the other district.
A third death counted in Pune on Sunday was that of a 63-year-old man from Bhavani Peth, who succumbed during treatment at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, where he had been admitted on May 12. He died due to acute renal failure and had pneumonia, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and hypertension. Another deceased was a 71-year-old woman from Ganesh Peth, who died at KEM Hospital early on Sunday morning due to acute renal failure, pneumonitis, diabetes and MODS. Another woman who succumbed was aged 56 and hailed from Salisbury Park; she passed away at Sahyadri Hospital on Karve Road due to septic shock with MODS, and was a known case of CA endometrium, undergoing treatment at the same facility since April 8. A 71-year-old male resident of from Yerawada died at Aundh District Hospital on Sunday afternoon due to type 1 respiratory failure and pneumonia. Yet another 60-year-old woman from Yerwada passed away at Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital (YCMH) late on Sunday afternoon due to acute respiratory failure, and had bilateral pneumonia, ARDS, hypertension, diabetes and ischemic heart disease (IHD).
On Sunday, for the second consecutive day, the twin towns of Pimpri-Chinchwad reported a huge upward spike in COVID-19 cases. PCMC noted 41 new patients, of which 37 patients are from under their limits and four are from outside, but undergoing treatment at PCMC-run hospitals. In the twin towns, 26 male and 11 female patients tested positive from areas like Chinchwad, Sangvi and Thergaon. The patients from outside PCMC limits include four men hailing from Dehu Road, Junnar and Ambegaon areas, said PCMC additional health chief Dr Pawan Savle.
As per the Maharashtra health department’s report, 3,041new COVID-19 cases were reported statewide in the 24 hours preceding Sunday, taking the total number of COVID-19 positive cases across the 50,000-mark on Sunday. Since the outbreak, in Maharashtra, 50,231 have tested COVID-19 positive. With 58 deaths in the state, the toll has reached 1,635 at the moment.
At the same time, 1,196 persons have been successfully treated for COVID-19 and discharged after full recovery as of Sunday, taking total patients discharged after contracting COVID-19 to 14,600 in the state. At the moment, Maharashtra has 33,988 active coronavirus cases.
Pune district: 5,694