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Covid review meeting: Report finds 61,740 active cases in Pune district; 1,073 in ICU, 2,974 require oxygen support

According to a report submitted to Ajit Pawar at Friday's review meeting on the Covid-19 situation in the district, health authorities said that a total of 376 persons are on ventilators.

Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune |
Updated: April 2, 2021 9:41:25 pm
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There are 61,740 active cases in Pune district, out of which 33,689 are from PMC areas, 17,813 from PCMC and 10,238 from Pune rural. A total of 1,073 patients are admitted to intensive care units across different hospitals in the district.

According to a report submitted to Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar at Friday’s review meeting on the Covid-19 situation in Pune district, health authorities said 376 patients are on ventilators. Out of these critical patients, 249 are from PMC areas. There are 2,974 patients who require oxygen support, out of which 1,670 are from PMC areas.

According to a state health department report, it is anticipated that by April 12, there would be 41,084 beds for Covid-19 patients, 12,325 beds with oxygen support, 2,465 ICU beds and 1,643 ventilators.

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Apart from private hospitals stepping up bed strength, PMC health officials said another 300 beds would be readied at civic-run health facilities while 550 at private hospitals. Another 100 beds will be increased at Sassoon General Hospital.

On Covid vaccinationn centres, health officials said there were 504 in Pune district, out of which 334 were in Pune rural, 105 in PMC and 65 in PCMC.

Out of 10.86 lakh doses of Covishield in Pune district, 6.69 lakh have been administered whereas out of 1.17 lakh doses of Covaxin, 1.02 lakh have been administered.

There are 3.54 lakh vaccine doses available and, in the coming week, an additional 188 centres will be set up, said district health authorities.

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