Dharavi Records Nine New Covid-19 Cases; Total Tally At 189, Including 12 Deaths
A medical worker performs a Covid-19 rapid test. Photographer: Leonardo Fernandez Viloria/Bloomberg

Dharavi Records Nine New Covid-19 Cases; Total Tally At 189, Including 12 Deaths

Nine people reported positive for Covid-19 in Dharavi today, increasing the total count of coronavirus cases in Mumbai’s biggest slum to 189.

Of these nine new cases, two cases each were recorded in PMGP Colony, Shastri Nagar, and Kumbarwada, and one each in Kuttiwadi, Transit Camp on 90 Feet Road and Tekda Masjid areas of Dharavi, said Kiran Dighavkar, assistant commissioner in-charge of the G/North Ward in Central Mumbai.

Among the latest to test positive for Covid-19 are five women aged between four years and 61 years and four men aged between 24 years and 57 years.

So far, 12 people have died because of complications related to Covid-19 in Dharavi, a sprawl of shanties spread over 240 hectares with a population of 8.5 lakh and over 13,000 small businesses.

Nearly 62 percent of the Covid-19 cases in Dharavi are from five high-risk zones, of which 83 have been selected through fever camps or community screenings who were quarantined to contain the virus spread, Dighavkar said Tuesday.

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According to Maharashtra Health Ministry’s media bulletin, 431 Covid-19 cases were recorded in the state today, taking the tally to 5,649 cases. The total number of cases in Mumbai stands at 3,683.

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