Pune News LIVE Updates: Pune district records 992 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths

Pune News Today, Coronavirus Cases in Pune, Pune Weather Forecast Live Updates: After administering a record 1.85 lakh vaccine doses on Tuesday, the number of people vaccinated in Pune district fell by almost half on Wednesday.

Pune News Today Live updates: Pune district, on Wednesday, recorded 992 new Covid-19 cases and 10 related deaths. With 947 people recovering from the disease, there are currently 9,939 active cases in the district. The district’s cumulative case count stands at 1,122,915, while the death toll has gone up to 18,769.

Meanwhile, after administering a record 1.85 lakh vaccine doses on Tuesday, the number of people vaccinated in Pune district fell by almost half on Wednesday, with only 94,000 doses being administered at public and private centres till the evening. Only 744 vaccination centres were open on Wednesday — 481 public and 263 private ones — as compared to Tuesday when vaccination took place at a total of 806 centres, including 545 public and 261 private ones. As many as 64 vaccination centres at public health facilities were shut on Wednesday.

On the other hand, Ganesh mandals in the city have objected to the ongoing construction of the elevated Pune Metro route over Sambhaji Bridge, popularly known as Lakdi Pul, near Deccan. The mandals say that the height of a planned Metro viaduct is so low that it will block the way of Ganesh mandal decorations and cause problems during immersion.

Also, a 33-year-old assistant inspector posted at Vimantal police station and his aide have been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh to help a man facing cheating charges secure bail.

Pune News Today Live updates: Pune district Wednesday recorded 992 new Covid-19 cases and 10 death; Assistant inspector in Pune Police, his aide arrested for demanding bribe to help a man secure bail; Pune district shows steady rise in weekly Covid positivity rate; Follow the latest news from Pune here

Three men have been arrested by Pune City Police in connection with an alleged conspiracy to murder BJP leader and corporator Dhiraj Ghate over a political rivalry.

Police have identified the accused as Vicky alias Vitul Kshirsagar, Manoj Patole and Mahesh Aglave. Vicky used to be a supporter of Ghate but later parted ways with him, said police.

According to police, Vicky and his aides had tried to kill Ghate at the Saffron Hotel in Navi Peth on September 3. Vicky allegedly hatched a plan to kill Ghate so that his brother Rakesh Kshirsagar could contest and win the civic elections from Ghate’s ward in 2022. However, as Ghate was with several activists at the hotel, Vicky’s alleged attempt was thwarted. Ghate also found Vicky’s movements suspicious and left the spot.

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Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Wednesday reported 257 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the active count to 2,152. 242 patients recovered from the disease on September 8. Four patients succumbed to the viral infection, taking the toll to 8,962 so far.

Pune is among three districts whose Covid positivity rate in the week September 1-7 is more than five per cent, according to a new state health department report Wednesday. Pune’s rate is 6.3 per cent, while the other two districts are Sangli with 5.6 per cent and Ahmednagar at 5.3 per cent.

Among the policies the government had decided when rolling back Covid restrictions was that district authorities should ensure weekly positivity rates remain below five per cent. But Pune district has shown a steady rise in the rate.

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Pune district, on Wednesday, recorded 992 new Covid-19 cases and 10 related deaths. With 947 people recovering from the disease, there are currently 9,939 active cases in the district. The district’s cumulative case count stands at 1,122,915, while the death toll has gone up to 18,769. 

A special Covid-19 vaccination drIve organised at St. Patrick Cathedral on the occasion of birthday of The beloved Mother Mary on Wednesday. (Express/ Arul Horizon)

Pune is among three districts whose Covid positivity rate in the week September 1-7 is more than five per cent, according to a new state health department report Wednesday. Pune’s rate is 6.3 per cent, while the other two districts are Sangli with 5.6 per cent and Ahmednagar at 5.3 per cent. Among the policies the government had decided when rolling back Covid restrictions was that district authorities should ensure weekly positivity rates remain below five per cent. But Pune district has shown a steady rise in the rate.

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A 33-year-old assistant inspector posted at Vimantal police station and his aide have been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh to help a man facing cheating charges secure bail. A 22-year-old youth approached the ACB with a complaint on Tuesday. The youth’s father is currently facing cheating charges in a case registered at Vimantal police station. The youth said in his complaint that an officer at the police station was demanding a bribe of Rs 5 lakh to help his father secure bail in the case.

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Crops across 1.98 lakh hectares may have been damaged by the incessant heavy rain in parts of Maharashtra in the last few days, according to initial estimates. Several district administrations have declared mid-season adversity notifications due to the rain. Farmers have now asked the state government to take steps to help farmers in areas where heavy crop loss has been reported. Over the last few days, the monsoon has revived in almost all parts of the state. Heavy rain has been reported from Nanded, Parbhani, Raigad, Palghar, Akola, Dhule, Hingoli, Pune, Sangli, Kolhapur, Buldhana, Jalgaon Solapur, Nashik Osmanabad, Latur and Beed.

READ | Maharashtra: 1.98 lakh hectares of crop may be damaged by rain, farmers seek relief

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