Maha: 5 COVID-19 patients discharged in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad

Pune, Mar 27 (PTI) Five COVID-19 patients- two from Pune and three from neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad- have been discharged from the civic-run hospitals following their recovery, officials said on Friday.

Two patients admitted to Naidu Hospital in Pune were discharged late Thursday night after their repeat samples tested negative for the infection, Dr Ramchandra Hankare, chief health officer of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) said.

So far, total 20 coronavirus positive cases have been recorded in Pune city, he said.

'Of these 20, seven people have tested negative after the completion of 14 days of isolation and they have been discharged from the hospital,' he said.

Of the remaining 13 patients, nine are undergoing treatment at Naidu Hospital and four in different private hospitals.

'Out of the 13 patients, two are critical,' he added.

In Pimpri Chinchwad, three patients, who tested negative two times after their 14 days of isolation period, were discharged from the hospital on Friday, a health department official of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) said.

Pimpri Chinchwad has so far recorded 12 coronavirus positive cases, the official said, adding that no new case was detected in the last seven days. PTI SPK NP NP