Pune logs 853 new COVID-19 cases; five deaths

853 new COVID-19 cases were found in Pune taking the caseload up to 2,04,649 while five people have lost their lives.

Pune logs 853 new COVID-19 cases; five deaths

Pune reported 853 new COVID-19 cases, 388 recoveries and five deaths on Wednesday, March 3, taking the total number of cases up to 2,04,649. According to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), there are 5,551 active cases while 1,94,229 patients have recovered so far. The death toll in Pune is 4,869.

 As many as 8,013 tests were conducted taking the total count to 11,62,798

On Wednesday, March 3, Maharashtra recorded 9,855 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 21,79,185. Currently, there are 82,343 active cases in the state. With 6,559 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 20,43,349.

More than 42 people from the state have lost their lives to this disease in the last 24 hours while the total has now mounted to 52,280. While 3,60,500 persons are under home quarantine, 3,701 others have been admitted to institutional quarantine centres. The COVID-19 recovery rate and fatality rate in the state stand at 93.77 per cent, and 2.40 per cent respectively.

Meanwhile, India reported 17,407 new cases, 14,031 recoveries and 89 deaths taking the tally up to 1,11,56,923 on Wednesday, March 3. According to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in total 1,08,26,075 have completely recovered. The death toll is at 1,57,435 in the country. At present, there are 1,73,413 active cases. So far, 1,66,16,048 healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated in the country.

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