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Coronavirus cases in Dadar, Mahim and Dharavi cross 10,000-mark

The total number of cases in G/North Ward, which includes Dharavi, Mahim and Dadar stand at 10,200 coronavirus cases, which includes 8,482 recoveries and 1,171 active cases.

Coronavirus cases in Dadar, Mahim and Dharavi cross 10,000-mark
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On September 3, Dadar recorded 51 fresh cases. For the past few days, the area has been posting an increasing number of cases and has overtaken neighbouring Dharavi with a total of 3,386. Dharavi on the other hand posted 15 fresh cases on Thursday and with that, the total caseload for the slum area has climbed to 3,102.

The total number of cases in G/North Ward, which includes Dharavi, Mahim and Dadar stand at 10,200 coronavirus cases, which includes 8,482 recoveries and 1,171 active cases. The spread of coronavirus infection is now on a large scale in G-North and G-South wards in Mumbai. This is due to a lot of reasons including an increased amount of testing and lockdown restriction being lifted. 

Lack of public education, people not adhering to social distancing norms including the mandate of wearing masks in public places, and weak health system are some of the reasons for the decline in the ward and the city. Social distancing norms are violated around the city, especially in Dadar’s plaza market where veggies are sold in wholesale rate. Many vendors were seen without the mask, whereas in Worli’s Adarsh Nagar many shop vendors were seen without the mask. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a domino effect in malaria and dengue cases in the city. This is due to stagnant water at construction sites due to lack of labours are two reasons why wards have seen a spike in dengue malaria cases this year. As an increase in dengue malaria patients, fewer numbers of beds are available in the hospitals. However, some patients are infected with Covid-19 as they get admitted to the hospital. 

Citizens who come outside to enjoy fresh air were seen carefree in the crowd and chatting without wearing masks at Worli Seaface and Dadar Shivaji Park area. BMC assistant commissioner, G-North, Kiran Dighavkar said, “Due to increasing in Covid-19 numbers in Dadar and Mahim we have increase beds in quarantine facilities, we have also increased more check-ups in Dharavi sensitization is done immediately if the patient is found positive, the increase of numbers in the ward are due to lack of self-careless of the citizens. We have also done fuming in Dadar and Mahim as malaria and dengue cases are increasing in the ward”. A dip of Covid-19 cases was found in the month of July-August in G-South ward alone. The number of positive cases has increased in chawls in Prabhadevi where houses are close to each other whereas in Worli BDD chawls from past one week. The corporator of G-South ward, Samadhan Sarvankar, said “Many patients are asymptomatic they are home quarantine. We have sanitized 32 buildings of BDD chawl and 25 buildings in Prabhadevi I tell people not to venture outside unless it is necessary. Many have infected with malaria due to which we do not know if the person is positive or not”. A resident from Prabhadevi area said “6 building is sealed by BMC this week; 5 positive patients were found in our chawl including our neighbourhood. We were home quarantined for 7 days but now we are fine”.

Maharashtra accounts for number one state of all India Covid-19 cases with 12,82,963  total cases. Mumbai alone has posted 2,163 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The growth rate in the city was low from March to June as the city was under complete lockdown. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started the third phase of the zero-surveillance study in the city to assess the spread of Covid-19. A serological survey involves testing the blood of individuals to check for the prevalence of antibodies against infection.

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