5 new cases of COVID-19 in Dharavi, active cases 77

  • | Saturday | 1st August, 2020

The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai`s slum colony of Dharavi went up to 2,556 with the addition of five new cases on Friday, according to a senior BMC official.

The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai`s slum colony of Dharavi went up to 2,556 with the addition of five new cases on Friday, according to a senior BMC official.

This is the sixth consecutive day on which single digit cases were recorded in the slum-dominated area, something which has happened for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Dharavi on April 1.

The official said at present Dharavi has just 77 active cases.

So far, 2,228 COVID-19 patients have already recovered and discharged from hospitals, he said.

On July 25, ten new COVID-19 cases were recorded from Dharavi, but next day the number dropped to just two and since then then daily number of cases were between 2-9.

The civic body, however, stopped disclosing COVID-19 deaths, if any, from Dharavi from last month.

Spread across 2.5 square kilometres, Dharavi, considered as one of the largest slums in Asia, has a population of over 6.5 lakh.



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