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Pune reports more COVID-19 cases than MMR but half its deaths

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, Pune has recorded more number of cases than the MMR, however, the latter had almost the double number of deaths.

Pune reports more COVID-19 cases than MMR but half its deaths
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In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, Pune has recorded more number of cases than the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), however, the latter had almost the double number of deaths.

Maharashtra recorded 9,431 fresh cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, July 26, which propelled the tally to 3,75,799. At present, there are 1,48,601 active cases in the state. With 6,044 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 2,13,238. Of these, Mumbai accounted for 1,115 cases and 57 deaths.

The deaths reported in the city on Sunday has taken the tally to 6,093. Of the total number of deaths in the city, 41 patients had co-morbidities, five people were below 40 years of age, 34 of them were above 60 years of age and 18 were between 40 to 60 years whereas, in the MMR region, 3,426 fresh cases were recorded along with 130 deaths (which includes the count of Mumbai). However, apart from the city, Navi Mumbai clocked 406 cases of the coronavirus whereas Kalyan-Dombivli recorded 358 cases while Thane had 296 new infections.

Meanwhile, the Pune region clocked 3,658 fresh cases of the coronavirus with 1,921 coming in from the area under the Pune Municipal Corporation and 900 from Pimpri-Chinchwad. Seventy-five deaths were reported in the region on Sunday taking the region's tally to 2,345. The total number of deaths in MMR now stands at 9,025. While the state's fatality rate stands at 3.63 per cent, the current recovery rate is 56 per cent.

However, with the state extending its lockdown, the BMC has increased its containment zones to 738, while over 6,018 buildings and chawls have been sealed and are being self-managed by the society. While slums were the cause of concern initially as it had become the hotbed for COVID-19 in the beginning, BMC now claims that most cases are now occurring in the housing societies.

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