Dharavi witnesses decline in COVID-19 cases

Mumbai's Dharavi area recorded 62 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, April 6 and 47 COVID-19 cases earlier on Monday, April 5.

Dharavi witnesses decline in COVID-19 cases

On Monday, April 5, Dharavi, one of the most sensitive wards to the coronavirus, recorded 47 patients testing positive for COVID-19. Moreover, the G-North section includes Dharavi, Mahim, Dadar. Out of these, the number of patients in Dadar and Mahim is higher than that of Dharavi at 122 and 94 respectively.

Meanwhile, Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed that Mumbai's Dharavi area recorded 62 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, April 6. The total number of cases reported in the area stands at 5,300.

According to reports, currently, there are 850 active cases in Dharavi. Moreover, as per the data shared by the civic body, a total of 4,133 patients have been discharged from the hospital post-recovery.

Increasing COVID-19 cases in the state have raised concerns once again for the government. The Centre on earlier on March 24, 2021, released a list of the top 10 cities in India which have been the most affected by the second wave of the coronavirus. Out of the 10 districts, nine were from Maharashtra. Observing this rise, the state government and the local civic bodies have taken strict action to ensure the citizens follow the rules.

In the month of March last year, Mumbai experienced the outbreak of the coronavirus. During the time, Dharavi, one of the largest slums in Asia, happened to be the worst hit. However, with the efforts of the BMC, the spread of COVID-19 was contained. Meanwhile, there are about one and a half to two lakh people in the age group 45-60 residing in Dharavi. In order to vaccinate them, five cells have been set up at the vaccination centre. Moreover, five people can be vaccinated at the same time.

MumbaiLive would like to send you latest news updates