The number of COVID-19 cases in Pune district might cross 1.6 lakh at the end of this month as per the projection of the Maharashtra health department, a senior official said today. However, the number of active cases are expected to come down by August 24.
One person was killed and seven others were injured when an LPG cylinder exploded in a flat and led to the collapse of a common wall separating two apartments in Pimpri Chinchwad township of Maharashtra's Pune district on Sunday morning, police said.
A 47-year-old man and his cousin were arrested while trying to rob the same house that they had broken into in 2015 and stolen Rs 50 lakh cash and gold ornaments, police said on Saturday.
To tackle the growing number of coronavirus cases in Pune, the Maharashtra government has announced building three jumbo Covid care facilities at an estimated shared cost of Rs300 crore. However, the Pune Municipal Corporation has said it does not have any funds for the hospitals.
A 100-year-old woman, who had "recovered" from COVID-19 and discharged from a facility in Pune three days ago, died at home on Friday, family members said.