Asias largest slum Dharavi records 15 new cases, tally touches 43

Asia’s biggest slum,
Dharavi in
Mumbai, continues to witness a rise in
coronavirus positive cases. With 15 new cases reported from the slum on Sunday, the total tally from the area rose to 43. Till now there have been four deaths in Dharavi even though the administration is working tirelessly to battle the disease.

The administration has implemented complete lockdown in the 2.25 sq km area housing nearly 800,000 people.

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Two new cases of coronavirus reported from Dadar

Two more cases of coronavirus have been reported from Dadar area on Sunday. One person is a 52-year-old female from Ambedkar Nagar behind Kamgar stadium SB Road in Dadar, while the other one is a 48-year-old male from Kasarwadi SWM staff chawl in Dadar.

Among the 15 new cases in Dharavi, nine are identified as a contact of a coronavirus victim who died earlier. With the rise in numbers on Sunday, the authorities have taken up a full-scale investigation of the high-risk category.

Meanwhile, Dadar has also reported two more
COVID-19 positive cases, thus taking the total to 13 from the locality alone.

Maharashtra recorded 134 new COVID-19 positive cases with Mumbai alone reporting 113 infectees, taking the state total to 1,895 cases, according to preliminary figures here on Sunday.

Besides 113 in Mumbai, fresh cases have been detected in Thane (12), Pune (5), Palghar (2), and one each from Raigad and Amravati, respectively.

COVID-19 has so far claimed 127 victims with the maximum from Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Palghar, among other places. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has extended the lockdown to April 30.

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