Not very long ago, Pune district was declared the worst-hit city by COVID-19 in the world. However, in recent weeks, the COVID crisis situation in Pune has improved; the positivity ratio over the five weeks has gone down to 19.7 percent as of 1st October from 27.2 percent in the last week of August. The first decline in positivity ratio was observed in the month of September at 23.9 percent.
According to media reports, on Sunday, 4th October, Pune city recorded 2,373 new cases and 66 succumbed to the virus taking the total death toll to 6,816. Meanwhile, the total number of cases recorded in Pune stands at 2,94,011.
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) area recorded 993 new COVID cases on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 1,43,399. As of Monday, PMC limits have recorded a recovery of 1,30,353 people from the area. The Pimpri-Chinchwad district recorded 544 new cases, taking the total tally to 80,480. However, the count of COVID recovered patients in the district stands at 73,671. Presently, rural areas in Pune identified 544 new cases, taking the total count to 44,941.
Reportedly, with 13,702 new cases recorded on Sunday, the total coronavirus cases in Maharashtra stand at 14,43,409, with 2,55,281 active cases. The state also recorded 326 deaths on Sunday, that takes the total death count to 38,034. Meanwhile, on a positive note, 15,048 patients were discharged on Sunday; the recovery rate of the state now stands at 79.4 percent.
Official reports suggest that Maharashtra has about 22,09,696 people isolating at home, and 27,393 are under institutional quarantine.