Pune district reports 12,491 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths
PUNE On Wednesday, as Pune district reported 12,491 new Covid-19 cases, the active case load in the district reached an eight-month high.
The last time the district reported close to 68,000 active cases was on May 19 when Pune’s active caseload stood at 67,295 cases, as per the state health department.
The active case count has been on a steep rise since January 1, when the active caseload was 2,960.
The progressive Covid-19 case count is now at 1.28 million of which 1.19 million have recovered, 20,250 is the deat toll and 68,834 are active cases. Pune also saw 38,745 vaccinations on the day.
As per the state health department, Pune rural reported 2,608 new Covid-19 cases which takes the progressive count to 391,089. The death toll stood at 7,059 as one more death was reported. Pune city reported 6,513 new Covid-19 cases which takes the progressive count to 593,628 and the death toll stands at 9,309 as four more deaths were reported.
PCMC reported 3,370 new Covid-19 cases and the progressive count went up to 300,281. The toll stands at 3,532 as one more death was reported.
Pune district saw 38,745 vaccinations as per CoWin dashboard on Wednesday. Of a total of 16.26 million doses that have been administered, 9.27 million are first doses, 6.92 million are second doses and 65,229 are precautionary doses. A total of 595 sites saw vaccinations of which 437 are government centres.
Five days since three youngsters allegedly tried to rape an 18-year-old basketball player and pushed her off the roof of an indoor stadium in Punjab's Moga district, leaving her injured with multiple fractures, police are yet to make any arrest or headway. According to hospital sources, her condition is stable after she underwent jaw surgery. The incident took place on August 12, and all three accused have been on the run since.
From the early 1920s, daily meals and rations provided to the convicts in Yerawada jail became a topic of discussion in Marathi newspapers when freedom fighters started protesting about the quality of food. The records of the prison department are so meagre on the subject of diet that not much information can be gathered from them. The prisoners were to be provided with firewood if they wished to cook for themselves.
A group of four armed robbers held the bank staff and customers hostage on gun point and decamped with around ₹30 lakh from the Mango branch of Bank of India in Jamshedpur on Thursday, officials said. The customers said the robbers, who were wearing masks, seized their mobile phones saying they were from the (Central Bureau of Investigation). Jamshedpur senior superintendent of police Prabhat Kumar said the investigations have begun.
An abandoned boat containing three AK-series assault rifles and ten boxes was found along the Raigad coastline on Thursday morning, police said. The boat was spotted at the Harihareshwar beach in Raigad district, nearly 200km from Mumbai, early on Thursday. A police officer said some local residents went to check out the boat that appeared to have drifted to the beach. They found a box containing assault rifles and ammunition and immediately called the police.
A day after former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was inducted into the new BJP parliamentary board, state BJP in-charge, Arun Singh met Yediyurappa on Thursday. "I congratulate him on his appointment. He is a senior leader and has been CM four times. BJP would be able to expand throughout southern parts of the country under him," said Arun Singh after meeting him. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was also dropped from the Parliamentary board.