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Pune’s Covid-19 tally crosses 14,000-mark with 542 cases in last 24 hours

With eight more fatalities in the last 24 hours, Pune’s Covid-19 death toll has climbed to 560.

pune Updated: Jun 20, 2020, 13:36 IST
Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
Pune
A health worker of Pune district council collects a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection at BJS hostel in Wagholi, Pune, Maharashtra on Friday.
A health worker of Pune district council collects a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection at BJS hostel in Wagholi, Pune, Maharashtra on Friday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

The number of coronavirus positive cases in Pune district of Maharashtra crossed the 14,000-mark after 542 people were found infected in the last 24 hours, a health official said on Saturday.

The Covid-19 case count of the district now stands at 14,292, the official said.

As the virus claimed eight more lives in the district, its death toll has reached 560, he said.

“Of the 542 cases, at least 359 were reported from the areas controlled by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), where the count has reached 11,554. However, 157 patients were also discharged from hospitals, the official added.

With the rise of 32 cases in neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad, the Covid-19 tally there has grown to 1,381, he said.

The number of positive cases in rural parts of the district, areas under the Pune Cantonment Board and the civil hospital has increased to 1,246, he said.

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