Pune: The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to show inclining trend in Pune as the dsitrict on Saturday accounted for 6,563 cases. From past few days, Pune, one of the worst hit regions in the country is witnessing a sudden spurt in the COVID-19 cases. The district from past four days is reporting a daily caseload of above 4,000 cases per day.
Of the total cases reported on Saturday, 3,463 were recorded from Pune City (Pune Municipal Corporation) followed by 1,694 in Pimpri Chinchwad (Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation) while 1,018 new cases were found in rural part of Pune. Councils and Cantonment also found 278 and 110 new cases respectively in last 24 hours.
Pune has reported a sudden spread in the new COVID-19 cases and the latest increase is a big worry for the officials here. Pune has been one of the worst-hit cities with COVID-19 in the country.
On the other side, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar who is also the Guardian Minister of the district warned about the 'stringent decisions' in the district amid surge. He also warned people to follow all COVID-19 norms or decision about the new lockdown will be taken in next week.
Maharashtra on Saturday extended all COVID-19 restrictions till April 15. This came after the state on Saturday reported 36,902 new cases, the highest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic. The worst-hit state with COVID-19, Maharashtra also saw 112 people losing their lives amid COVID-19. The addition of 36,902 cases on Saturday has taken the state's total to 26,37,735.
Meanwhile, to curtail the further spread of the infection MVA (MahaVikas Aghadi) Government led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered to enforce night curfew in entire state from Monday.