Pune district reports 183 new Covid cases, 1 death
PUNE Pune district on Thursday reported 183 new cases of Covid-19 and one death due to the infection in the last 24 hours, as per the state health authorities. One death was reported from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).
As per the state health department, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has so far reported 679,448 Covid cases and 9,427 deaths till Thursday. PCMC has reported 347,049 cases so far and 3,589 deaths due to Covid. Pune rural has reported 425,082 total cases so far and 7,143 Covid deaths.
In Pune district, there are 1,451,579 Covid cases. Of this, 1,429,878 patients have recovered. There has been a total of 20,509 deaths in the district. And at present, there are 1,192 active cases in the district.
As per the state health department, 494 patients were discharged on Thursday in Maharashtra taking the total to 7,719,594 in the state. The recovery rate in the state is 98.09%.
Across Maharashtra, 452 new cases and four deaths were reported on Thursday. The case fatality rate in the state is 1.82%. The state health department stated that of 78,471,604 laboratory samples, 7,870,309 have been tested positive till Thursday. That is 10.03% of patients. Currently, 22,235 people are in home quarantine and 599 in institutional quarantine.
Pune city is blessed with some avid coin collectors who opened up their treasures to me to reveal the historical coins that were minted in the city, three four centuries ago. Pune was never the capital of any significant dynasty, but rose to power in the 18th century under the Peshwas. But, first minted coins of Pune were published half a century earlier by non-other than emperor Aurangzeb.
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar stepped up his attack against the Trinamool Congress government in the state while speaking at a program organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party to celebrate the birth anniversary of party idealogue Shyamaprasad Mookerjee. The TMC government's acrimonious relationship with Raj Bhawan has been in the news for various reasons ever since Dhankhar was appointed governor in July 2019.
Trinamool Congress member of Parliament Mahua Moitra has been booked by the Madhya Pradesh police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments after Moitra's comments on Goddess Kaali drew flak on social media, officials said on Wednesday. The action was taken against Moitra after chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan raised objection on her comment. Multiple FIRs have been registered against Canada-based director Leena Manimekalai's in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Police on Wednesday arrested a person from Talegaon Dabhade in Pune district for allegedly supplying poisonous substance to the main accused for killing nine family members of the same family in Mhaisal town of Sangli district. Police officials said that Bagwan and Kshirsagar have a common Solapur connection. Kshirsagar moved to Talegaon Dabhade from Solapur five years ago.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar met Lalu Yadav at Patna's Paras Hospital on Wednesday, where the Rashtriya Janata Dal boss is receiving treatment for a fracture and other injuries sustained after falling down the stairs at his home in the city. "Met RJD chief shri Lalu Prasad Yadavji at Paras Hospital in Patna and inquired about his health. Wishing Lalu Prasad Yadavji a speedy recovery," he said.