Coronavirus Mumbai: Drop in Dharavi cases

ST Staff
Thursday, 28 May 2020

Dharavi has been the COVID-19 epicentre for the city with over 1,639 cases, out of which 964 are still active. 

The city of Mumbai has borne the heavy brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having recorded over a thousand deaths, India’s financial capital has been crippled by the coronavirus. However, in a major relief for the city, only 18 positive cases were reported in the Dharavi area, which nests one of the largest slums in the world. 

Dharavi has been the COVID-19 epicentre for Mumbai city with over 1,639 cases, out of which 964 are still active. The reduction in new cases is a silver lining. However, though Dharavi is a containment zone, with the easing of the lockdown, it’s believed to be temporary. 

The G-North ward, which encompasses the areas of Dharavi, Dadar and Mahim, has recorded over 2,300 cases so far. Of which over 65 per cent of the cases are still active. Mumbai has a total count of 33,835 cases, out of which 1,044 were reported cases. Thirty-two people succumbed to the infection, that has already claimed over 3.57 lakhs lives across the world. 

Maharashtra remains India’s worst-affected State due to the alleged China-originated virus, with close to 57,000 cases and around 1,900 deaths. The total number of cases in India has climbed over 1.58 lakhs with over 4,500 deaths, making it the tenth worst-affected nation due to the pandemic globally. Currently, there are more than 86,000 active cases in India. 

On the brighter side, according to recent reports, Maharashtra has now been able to control the doubling rate of infections as it now stands at 14 days. 

Meanwhile, the global cases count has neared the 5.8 million mark with the United States being the most-affected with almost 1.75 million cases and over lakh death.

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