Pune: With 7208 swab tests conducted for COVID-19 in a single day on Friday (August 21), Pune city has set a new record in the state. Already, Pune district had the distinction of conducting the highest number of tests for COVID-19 in the state, followed by Mumbai and Thane.
So far, 3.91 lakh swab tests have been conducted on suspected Covid-19 patients in the city. On Friday, fresh COVID-19 positive cases identified were 1556 while 1570 patients were discharged after they recovered from the disease. The total number of critical patients in the city has increased to 793 of which 483 are on ventilator support while 310 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU). 35 deaths were reported in the city of which 11 deaths were in Sassoon hospital and 24 in private hospitals.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in Pune city are 14757 of which 7569 patients are receiving treatment in government and private hospitals while 7188 patients are being treated and advised to stay at home in isolation.
Pune city has so far recorded 80593 total progressive COVID-19 cases out of which 63919 patients have recovered and discharged. The total number of people in Pune city who succumbed to the COVID-19 disease so far is 1917.
Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said, "Total 7208 swab tests were conducted in Pune city on Friday. This is the highest number of single-day tests conducted so far in the city. Now the total swab tests conducted in the city has crossed the 3.91 lakh mark."
COVID-19 in Pune city (August 21)
• Fresh positive cases - 1556
• Recovered and discharged - 1570
• Critical patients - 793 (483 on ventilator and 310 in ICU)
• Deaths - 35 (11 from Sassoon and 24 from private hospitals)
• Active cases - 14757 (7569 in hospitals, 7188 in-home isolation)
COVID-19 in Pune city since march
• Total progressive cases - 80593
• Total recovered patients count - 63919
• Total deaths - 1917