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Six more deaths take Pune toll to 60

As many as 17 persons, who have recovered from COVID-19, were discharged from Symbiosis Hospital on Wednesday.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: April 23, 2020 1:35:29 am
Pune Market, Pune COVID-19, Pune Wholesale Vegetable Market A total of 32 persons have recovered and discharged so far, said Dr Vijay Nataraj, CEO of the hospital.

Six deaths were reported in Pune — four at Sassoon General Hospital, one at Symbiosis Hospital and one at YCM Hospital – by Wednesday evening, taking the toll in Pune to 60.

The patients are:

A 65-year-old man from Parvati, who died due to COVID-19-related issues at Sassoon General Hospital on Wednesday. He was admitted on April 19 and had HIV, apart from cerebro-vascular ailment.

A 56-year-old woman from Bhawani Peth, who died on Wednesday. She had been admitted to Sassoon General Hospital on April 20 and succumbed to the infection on Wednesday. She had diabetes and hypertension.

A 53-year-old man from Hadapsar, who died in Sassoon General Hospital on Tuesday night. He had been ill since April 17 and was hospitalised on April 20. He died late on Tuesday night and had co-morbidities like obesity and hypertension.

A 42-year-old man from Raviwar Peth, who was admitted on Tuesday evening. He had no co-morbidities, but he used to chew tobacco. He needed oxygen support and was shifted to the ICU, where he was put on ventilator on Wednesday morning. He succumbed due to severe lung reaction to the COVID-19 infection. His brother, mother and 13-year-old daughter have been placed in the isolation ward at Symbiosis Hospital.

A 40-year-old female patient from Gultekdi area, who also suffered from chronic bronchial asthma. She was admitted to YCM Hospital on April 20 and died on the same day. Her swab sample tested positive on Tuesday night.

A 50-year-old woman from Ganjpeth, who was admitted to Sassoon Hospital on Tuesday and died in the night. A swab sample taken from her tested positive on Wednesday. She suffered from obstructive sleep apnea and obesity.

17 recover, discharged from Symbiosis

As many as 17 persons, who have recovered from COVID-19, were discharged from Symbiosis Hospital on Wednesday. A total of 32 persons have recovered and discharged so far, said Dr Vijay Nataraj, CEO of the hospital. Another 12 patients recovered and were discharged from Naidu Hospital, while four patients have recovered and been discharged from Bharati Hospital, and another two from KEM hospital.

Pune police help 455 foreigners return through special flights

The Pune City Police has till Wednesday issued travel passes to 455 foreign nationals to reach airports in Pune and Mumbai for special return flights arranged by their countries.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Bachchan Singh said, “After the lockdown, many countries arranged special flights for their citizens stranded in India. In this regard, 455 foreign nationals have been facilitated through passes in coordination with embassy/ consulates of 12 countries till today.”

A press release issued by the Pune City Police Wednesday said 131 nationals were from the USA, 150 were from Germany, 125 from Bahrain, four from Ireland, seven from Britain, six from Japan, four from Canada, seven from Sweden, 16 from France, one each from Romania and Australia and three from Brazil.

Six booked for gambling, not wearing masks

Six persons, who had allegedly gathered for gambling on a hillock behind Bhekrai Mata temple in Fursungi area, were booked by the Pune City Police on Tuesday afternoon. None of them had a mask on, said police.

The accused have been identified as Ramdas Balasaheb Kamble (42), Sajay Shivaji Suryawanshi (44), Dnyaneshwar Rajendra Kamthe (35), Vinayak Yashwant Alahabade (55), Narayan Gana Dhavare (40) and Yashwant Arun Bansode (38).

Police Havaldar Santosh Joshi lodged the FIR in this case at Hadapsar police station. According to the police, the accused, who are residents of a nearby area, had violated the lockdown, imposed amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Police said cash worth Rs 6,550 and playing cards were seized from their possession.

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