Pune district reports 852 new Covid cases and 7 deaths on Sunday
PUNE As of Sunday, Pune district reported 852 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths due to the infection. This takes the progressive count to 1.16 million, of which 1.14 million have recovered. The death toll stands at 20,186 with 3,274 active cases currently in hospital undergoing treatment or in home isolation. Pune also saw 10,000 vaccinations on the day.
As per the state health department, Pune rural reported 156 new Covid-19 cases which takes the progressive count to 370,078. The death toll went up to 7,041 as two more deaths were reported. Pune city reported 530 new Covid-19 cases which takes the progressive count to 527,495 and the death toll to 9,267 as three more deaths were reported. PCMC reported 166 new Covid-19 cases and the progressive count went up to 271,597 with the toll at 3,528 as two more deaths were reported in the district on Sunday.
Pune district also saw 10,535 vaccinations on the day as per the CoWin dashboard. In total, 15 million doses have been administered in the district, of which 8.71 million are first doses and 6.42 million are second doses. A total of 231 sites saw vaccination of which 140 were government centres and 91 were private.
Two men allegedly died of asphyxiation while cleaning a manhole without any safety gear in Phase 2 area of Noida, police said on Tuesday. According to police, the deceased have been identified as Sonu Singh (30), a resident of Bulandshahr and Shyam Babu (46), who hailed from Etah in Uttar Pradesh. Police said that the incident took place in a sewer line in front of a textile company located at C-17 hosiery complex.
A group of six cyclists were injured after they were allegedly hit by a truck on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on Tuesday morning, said police. The injured have been identified as Virendra Shukla, a resident of Logix Blossom County in Sector 137, Kumar Gaurav and Naveen Kumar, residents of Exotica Fresco in Sector 137, Sangeeta, a resident of Paramount Floraville in Sector 137, and Anshuman Gupta and Shivani Gupta, residents of Sector 14.
The Sheroes Hangout cafe set up two kiosks at the Noida International Stadium in Sec 21 in collaboration with Noida Authority that aims to provide employment to acid attack survivors. These kiosks were inaugurated on Tuesday. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, performed by the CEO of the Noida Authority, Ritu Maheshwari, MP of Noida, Mahesh Sharma, MLA Pankaj Singh, Alok Dixit Sheroes Beneficiaries, and the Chhanv Foundation team was present.
Prolonged power cuts have led to water crisis in various areas of state capital. On Monday and Tuesday areas like Thakurganj, Fazullahganj, Rajni Khand, parts of Alambagh, Indira Nagar sector C received water supply through tankers. Jal Sansthan admitted that power cuts were creating problems in water supply. “There is difficulty in supplying water due to erratic power supply in more than half of the city,” Sansthan said.
The Central Building Research Institute on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the demolition contractor Edifice Engineering's request to extend the deadline to raze the 32-storeyed twin towers—Apex and Ceyane—in Noida, which were initially to be brought down on May 22, was “reasonable”. The CBRI team visited the site on May 5 and 6 following a request from Edifice Engineering.