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COVID-19 second wave: Dharavi to soon become corona-free slum

The Mahim area which has the highest caseload in the entire GN ward has been recording 10-15 cases since the past one week. Earlier when the second wave was at its peak between March and April, both Dadar and Mahim used to record 80-100 cases daily.

COVID-19 second wave: Dharavi to soon become corona-free slum
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In a big relief, Dharavi, the slum belt of Mumbai, recorded only one COVID-19 positive case on Thursday, June 3, making it the lowest figure after it saw a spike amid the ongoing second wave.

According to reports, on February 2, zero cases were reported in Dharavi following which cases started to rise steadily. Between March and April, when the pandemic was at its peak, nearly 70-90 cases were being recorded daily on average in the biggest slum area of Mumbai.

However, after the active case tally in Mumbai started to recede, Dharavi also started to record a decline in its daily active cases.

Moreover, between May 31 and June 3, Dharavi has recorded only two three cases daily. Civic officials attributed the steady decline in cases with the receding case tally in Mumbai.

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Meanwhile, since the pandemic outbreak in 2020, a total of 6,451 cases have been reported from Dharavi. At present, there are only 19 active cases in the slum belt.

Besides, the Dadar and Mahim areas have also recorded a sharp fall in the number of daily coronavirus cases. In the last two days, the Dadar area has six to eight fresh daily cases.

The Mahim area which has the highest caseload in the entire GN ward has been recording 10-15 cases for the past week. Earlier when the second wave was at its peak between March and April, both Dadar and Mahim used to record 80-100 cases daily.

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