COVID-19 growth rate in Mumbai's Dharavi declines to 1.02% from 12% in April: Govt

  • | Sunday | 21st June, 2020

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday informed that the rate of growth of coronavirus cases in Mumbai's Dharavi has reduced to 1.02 per cent in June from 12 per cent in April. "Being densely populated (2,27,136 persons/sq km), Dharavi had 491 cases in April with 12 per cent growth rate and case doubling period of 18 days. Proactive measures adopted by BMC reduced COVID19 growth rate to 4.3 per cent in May 2020 & further to 1.02 per cent in June. "Several challenges presented themselves to BMC in Dharavi where 80 per cent population depends on community toilets. "Only critical patients were moved outside Dharavi for admission to hospitals; 90 per cent of the patients were treated inside Dharavi itself.

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