Pune: The Covid-19 recovery rate in the Pune municipal limits increased to 96.8% on Saturday. This was highest among the Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) constituents. The 96.2% discharge rate further followed it in both the PCMC and rural areas taking the PMR’s recovery to 96.5%.
As per the district health office data, as many as 597 recoveries were recorded in PMR on Saturday.
Two weeks ago, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) areas were at the top in the region in terms of recovery rate. However, higher discharges catapulted the PMC areas to the top slot in the region since February.
Besides an improved recovery rate, the PMC areas’ active caseload has also witnessed a continuous dip. On Saturday, the active Covid-19 cases in the PMC limits dipped to reach 1,407 — accounting for a drop of almost 1,200 cases in the last one has. The number of critical patients has also reduced by 50% in the PMC limits in the previous month, data released by the PMC has revealed.
On Friday, 110 patients were in critical condition in the PMC limits. At the same time, 210 patients were on oxygen support. This was against 230 acute patients, and 359 patients on oxygen support reported in the municipal areas on January 6.
PMC assistant health chief Sanjeev Wavre said, “we are tracing the contacts of positive patients. Also, the daily testing has been maintained at 3,500 to 4,000. The daily caseload has dropped by 200 to 300 since the last few days. People have been urged to undergo tests in case they develop any symptoms.”
The positivity rate in the PMC limits has continued to stay below 10% and has been ranging between 5% and 9%.