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In a first, Pune sees decrease in active Covid patients in the week
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

As per the report, the number of active cases came down by 1,240 by the end of this week. When compared to the week before, it has shown the trend of active to positive cases drop to -14.4 per cent.

Pune: Ganesh mandals asked to cut down on decorations, install idol in temples
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

The police officer said some mandals would not like the stand but such is the demand of the situation that restrictions were necessary. “It is difficult to discipline people and control a crowd,” he said.

Pune: Over 60% Covid patients in home isolation across city
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

The PMC while enabling the home isolation facility had directed private hospitals to discharge all asymptomatic patients and provide treatment to asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients through home isolation as the number of critical patients started increasing

As cases surge in Nagar Road-Vadgaonsheri, PMC cancels weekly off of local ward office staff
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

The PMC has set up various cells at the ward-office level for work related to containment of Covid-19. The entire staff has been entrusted with the responsibility to contain the infection in the ward area.

Malls, hotels to open tomorrow; Pune civic body issues standard guidelines
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

The PMC stated that every person entering malls and hotels will undergo thermal screening, and those with Covid-19 symptoms should not be allowed to enter. Every person should have Aarogya Setu app on their mobile phones.

Pune unlock 3.0: Cab services allowed, malls to reopen on August 5
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

In the order by Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar, there was no mention of whether gymnasiums can reopen. Under the 'unlockdown' rules issued by the Centre recently, gymnasiums and yoga institutes can function from August 5.

During lockdown, air, water & noise pollution levels dropped to almost permissible levels: PMC report
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

The study further showed that Nitrogen Oxide, mainly emitted by fuel combustion of vehicles, dropped by 57 per cent during the lockdown, as most vehicles stayed off the roads. It had dropped to 6.20 ppb (parts per billion) between March 23 and April 14.

Covid-19 patient gives birth to healthy twins at civic hospital, babies to undergo test in five days
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Additional Municipal Commissioner Rubal Agarwal said, “The PMC welcomes the healthy twins of the Covid patient. Thanks to the team of doctors of Sonawane hospital,” she said.

As new cases rise in Pune civic body areas, so does recovery rate
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Despite the steady addition of new patients, the number of active patients, compared to the total number of cases, has dropped in the last 12 days, because of the higher number of recovered patients.

Situation will go beyond control in 21 days, do better: Uddhav Thackeray to Pune admn
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

The CM and deputy CM directed senior officers to visit all hospitals to collect actual data of patients, and find the “huge gap” between the Covid-19 figures with the state government, and those with the civic administration.

Pune civic body to incur expenses of private medical practitioners treating Covid patients
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

“It has been noticed that private medical practitioners at their clinics have stopped providing service…This has put pressure on the existing health infrastructure being utilised for treating patients,” said Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar.

Analysis of daily cases in Pune: Maximum growth rate in Nagar Road-Vadgaonsheri ward at 94.2%
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

In the growth analysis of daily Covid-19 cases in 15 ward offices, Nagar Road-Vadgaonsheri ward office area has the fourth lowest of 2,269 patients registered so far, but a surge in new patients in the last two weeks made it the fourth highest with active cases at 968.

PMC benefits from public awareness, records 11.6% patients reporting for testing on their own
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

“Maximum 81.2 per cent patients were identified through contact tracing, while awareness raised by the civic body helped 11.6 per cent patients report their symptoms on their own,” said Mayor Murlidhar Mohol.

Hope cases in Pune will come down by mid-August: Divisional commissioner
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Meanwhile, ramping up bed strength has enabled the administration to add 1,107 oxygenated beds and, as against 2,216 10 days ago, there are a total of 3,323 oxygenated beds, and 171 more ICU beds with ventilators.

Pune reports maximum Covid cases in India, but fewer deaths than Mumbai
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

More cases as testing scaled up, will help check spread of infection in long run, said Mayor Murlidhar Mohol.

No extension of lockdown, certain restrictions will remain in place: Pune Collector
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

The administration believes that continuation of the lockdown in its present form will not be required, although some restrictions will remain in place to avoid crowding, said Pune Collector Naval Kishore Ram.

Not in favour of extending lockdown, but will continue micro-containment zone strategy: PMC
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

While the PMC has declared 109 containment zones, the administration later decided to opt for re-introducing the lockdown for ten days, including strict closure on five days, to restrict free movement of citizens.

Fatality rate due to Covid drops to below 3% in PMC, close to national figure
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

On July 18, the fatality rate in PMC jurisdiction further dropped to 2.61 per cent. Pune city has a total of 35,878 positive cases, out of which 21,881 patients have recovered so far while 935 have died

Pune: Lockdown norms eased, essential shops allowed to open for a few hours from today
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

In a bid to avoid overcrowding on the first day, both civic bodies have allowed essential commodity shops and vegetable vendors to operate from 8 am to 6 pm on Sunday. From Monday, they will be allowed to operate from 8 am to 12 noon.

As Pune daily cases cross Mumbai tally, Pawar seeks help of BMC chief
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

On Thursday, the PMC reported 1,812 new cases, and 1,416 new cases the day before, while the number of cases reported by BMC was 1,476 and 1,374 in the last two days, respectively.

Essential service providers, civic workers make up 2% of Covid-19 patients so far: PMC
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

The PMC has assured a life cover of Rs 1 crore, Rs 50 lakh from the central government scheme and Rs 50 lakh cash or Rs 25 lakh cash and job from the civic body to employees who die on Covid-19 duty.

Lockdown on, PMC zeroes in on 3 ‘I’s to slow down transmission rate
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The PMC has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases across most of its wards, with the number of new cases crossing 1,000 twice last week.

Pune: PMC mortality drops by 1.66% in a month, but still higher than nation’s
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Residents in the high-risk category and first contacts of a patient are tested with rapid testing kits, and if found positive, admitted to Covid care centres for treatment.

Pune: Industries, IT sector, govt offices to function; conditions laid down
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

In an order, the new Pune Municipal Commissioner, Vikram Kumar, said that the coronavirus infection in the city is spreading very fast and the state government has empowered the civic administration to take all possible steps to stop it.

Day after he spoke out against lockdown decision, Pune civic body chief shunted out
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

I express my views fearlessly, says Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad.