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Coronavirus cases in Pune likely to rise post Diwali, caution doctors

Pune district till Wednesday evening has detailed a sum of 3.32 lakh cases, of which 9,174 are dynamic cases.

Specialists in Pune dread an ascent in the quantity of Covid-19 cases post Diwali. They said it would take an additional 15 days to choose whether a second rush of cases was likely.

Pune locale till Wednesday evening has detailed a sum of 3.32 lakh cases, of which 9,174 are dynamic cases. A sum of 8,219 individuals have capitulated to the contamination while the recuperation rate remained at 94.80 percent.

Dr Subhash Salunkhe, specialized consultant to the state government on Covid-19, said Diwali ought to have been commended in a curbed way. “Knowing fully well how contagious the infection is, political parties should have deferred opening up places of worship,” Dr Salunkhe told The Indian Express.

“I am certain cases will increase and have voiced my concerns to step up preparedness,” Dr Salunkhe said, adding, “Even for schools and colleges, we have to be very cautious and nothing can be taken lightly.”

“There has been a fluctuation in the number of cases over the last two to three days and it will take until December first week to find whether there will be a second wave or not,” Dr Salunkhe said.

He added that there was a need to push forward similar procedures of expanding tests and venturing up reconnaissance.

“On Friday, there is a meeting with the Pune municipal commissioner, where we will take up a review of death audit at hospitals that have been managing Covid-19 cases. Each hospital should have a death audit committee and explain why the death could not be prevented,” Dr Salunkhe said.

Dr Dhananjay Kelkar, clinical chief at Deenanath Mangeshkar medical clinic, said there was a group invulnerability among the individuals against Covid-19. “However, we will have to wait for a month or two for the second wave of infections,” he said.

Dr Sunil Rao, bunch clinical chief at Sahyadri medical clinic, said that as of now there were not many cases yet admissions to the emergency unit started. “At our laboratory, some 250-300 samples are tested and presently the positivity rate is around 20 per cent,” Dr Rao said.

Dr Vijay Natarajan, CEO, Symbiosis Hospital, repeated comparative opinions and brought up that it was a sit tight and watch circumstance for the following 10-15 days. “While there is bound to be a second wave, we need to see whether it can be blunted or not,” he said.

Dr Jitendra Oswal, pediatrician at Bharati medical clinic, said with the colder time of year setting in and change of temperature, there were regular instances of viral contamination in youngsters. “People now need to be vigilant and exercise caution,” Dr Oswal said.

Disclaimer: The views, suggestions, and opinions expressed here are the sole responsibility of the experts. No Daily Pune journalist was involved in the writing and production of this article.

 

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