Updated: January 8, 2022 10:19:02 am
As the city continues to witness surge in Covid-19 cases, the Aundh-Baner ward office area – which was least affected by the first and second wave of the pandemic – has emerged as the new hotspot for the infection followed by Nagarroad-Vadgaonsheri and Hadapsar-Mundhwa. Aundh-Baner ward office area is reporting one sixth of the total new patients in 15 ward offices in Pune. In last four days, as many as 1,228 patients were reported from Aundh-Baner among the 7,896 new infections in the city.
On Friday, Aundh-Baner area registered 447 new patients of a total of 2,757 identified across the city. Nagarroad-Vadgaonsheri had 345 patients while Hadapsar-Mundhwa had 354 and Kothrud-Bavdhan areas had 239 new patients on the day. The lowest number of patients, 50 and 72, were detected in Bhavani Peth and Kasba-Vishrambaugwada ward office area, which were the worst-affected in the first Covid wave in 2020.
On January 6, Aundh-Baner area registered 332 new patients of the total 2,284 identified across the city. Nagarroad-Vadgaonsheri had 272 patients while Hadapsar-Mundhwa and Kothrud-Bavdhan areas had 239 each new patients on the day. The lowest number, 49 and 59, were in Bhavani Peth and Kasba-Vishrambaugwada ward office area respectively.
On January 5, the maximum number of new patients – 289 of 1,805 – was registered in Aundh-Baner, 250 in Hadapsar-Mundhwa, 226 in Nagarroad-Vadgaonsheri and 203 in Kothrud-Bavdhan ward office area. There were 21 cases in Bhavani Peth and 62 in Kasba-Vishrambaugwada ward office area.
On January 4, 160 new patients of 1,140 in the city were found in Aundh-Baner ward office area followed by 130 in Hadapsar-Mundhwa, 127 in Nagarroad-Vadgaonsheri and 115 in Kothrud-Badhan ward office area. The lowest number of cases, 12 and 29, were reported from Bhavani Peth and Kasbapeth-Vishrambaug wada ward office areas respectively.
“A new trend of Covid spread has emerged in the present situation with highest infections being reported from Aundh-Baner ward office area, which was the least affected in the previous waves. The worst affected area in the first wave is reporting least number of infections now,” said a civic health officer.
The official said the switch in trend could be due to increased immunity among most of the citizens in areas badly affected by the infection in the past.
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