City reports 46 deaths, 1,968 fresh positive cases on Saturday
The city on Saturday reported the single-day highest spike of 46 deaths taking the death toll to 2,232. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) recorded 1,968 fresh cases taking the progressive positives to 92,839. The state health department, meanwhile, reported 1,972 fresh cases in Pune on Saturday, taking the progressive positive count to 98,573 and 32 new deaths took the death toll to 2,507.
The city also saw 1,657 discharges taking the total count of those discharged to 75,184. At least 7,047 samples were collected in 24 hours and a total of 4.40 lakh samples have been collected till date in the city. Currently, there are 15,423 active cases in the city of which 834 are in critical condition, including 506 on ventilator and 328 in ICU. Also 2,901 patients are undergoing oxygen treatment.
Details of the deaths reported from the city includes eleven from Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), ten from Bharati hospital, eight from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital (DMH), two each from Symbiosis hospital, Jeevanjyoti hospital, Sanjeevan hospital, Inlaks and Budhrani and one each from DH Aundh, Jehangir hospital, Poona hospital, Global hospital , Kashibai Navale, YCM hospital, Sahyadri hospital, KEM hospital, Naidu hospital, Parmar hospital, Ruby Hall Clinic, Devyani hospital, Global hospital and Patil hospital.
Also, 14 deaths were reported of people living outside PMC limits, but from city hospitals including five from SGH, two from Bharati hospital, KEM hospital and one each from Noble hospital, Symbiosis hospital, DMH, Surya Sahyadri hospital, Poona hospital and Morya hospital.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has launched a fresh attack on his former deputy Sachin Pilot, alleging he was in connivance with Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in 2020 to topple the Congress government in the state, news agency PTI reported. Pilot and his supporters had rebelled against Gehlot in 2020, by staging a dharna outside the Raj Bhavan before moving to Haryana. It was after efforts by Gandhi family that Pilot relented.
Amid the escalating tensions between Maharashtra's ruling coalition partner Shiv Sena and its rebel faction, the Mumbai Police on Saturday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which disallows movement and unlawful assembly of five or more people, in the city. The instructions to remain alert and to provide security was taken at a meeting chaired by Mumbai Police commissioner Sanjay Pandey.
Police arrested two youths for alleged thefts in Manimajra. The arrested accused have been identified as Arjun, 20, of Kishangarh, and Deepak, 20, of Dhanas. Police said Krishan Lal of Mori Gate, Manimajra, reported a theft of a total of 10 ceiling and pedestal fans from his shop at the Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra, on June 19.
Two men, who worked as carriers for a gang involved in a slew of cybercrimes, were arrested with ₹35.7 lakh cash and jewellery worth ₹12.94 lakh on Saturday. The arrested accused are Chauhan Ratan, and his brother-in-law Parmar Rajesh of Sector 47, Chandigarh. The gang's modus operandi involves hacking accounts, cloning and skimming cards to purchase items and then selling them immediately to get cash.
Work is underway in the city to remodel six roundabouts as per the latest directives of the Indian Road Congress so as to reduce fatalities due to road mishaps. The roundabouts being upgraded include the Sector 14/15/24/25 roundabout, Sector 15/16/23/24 roundabout, Sector 36/37/41/42 roundabout, Sector 37/38/40/41 roundabout, Sector 19/27/20/30 roundabout and Sector 31/32/46/47 roundabout.