Pune Lockdown Extension News: The 10-day lockdown in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad comes to an end on July 23 at a time when Pune surpassed Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai in the number of the daily COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, it reported the maximum number of fresh cases with the highest single-day increase of 3,218 positive cases.Also Read - Night Curfew, Sunday Lockdown: COVID Curbs Continue In These States Amid Cases | Check Guidelines
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Of the 3,218 new cases, 1,625 were found in the areas within the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits, where the number of patients has now reached 39,060. Also Read - Maharashtra, Karnataka, 4 Others Among 'States of Concern', Centre Rushes Teams To Review Situation
As 1,189 cases were reported in the neighbouring industrial township of Pimpri Chinchwad, its COVID-19 count mounted to 13,746.
According to a recent study, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are now experiencing the peak of the COVID-19 cases while Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai have taken the daily cases in their stride. Experts have forecast more rise in the numbers in August as the number of tests being done on a daily basis is also going up.
From July 14, the city went under a two-phase lockdown which will end today. The first phase of the lockdown was stricter while in the second phase some relaxations were allowed.