Coronavirus Update: Total cases in Dharavi increase to 22

A 70-year-old female passed away at KEM Hospital. She was a resident of Dharavi’s Kalyan.

Coronavirus Update: Total cases in Dharavi increase to 22

Dharavi has been a huge concern area for the BMC and Maharashtra government. On Friday morning, there have been five new COVID-19 positive registered in this area. With this new addition, the total tally of cases from Dharavi has gone up to 22. 

According to the officials, in these five new cases, two had attended Tablighi Jamaat's event in Nizamuddin, New Delhi. They also figure in the list of police who returned from Markaz. One of them is a resident of Dr Baliga Nagar, while the other is from PMGP colony. 

There are also two women among the five that tested positive today morning. One of them is 29-years-old and is the wife of a doctor who tested positive earlier in Vaibhav Nagar, while the other, aged 31, is a resident of the Kalyanwadi locality.

Dharavi on Thursday reported its third death in a week due to the coronavirus or COVID-19. A 70-year-old female passed away at KEM Hospital. She was a resident of Dharavi’s Kalyan. 

Earlier, a 64-year-old man who was admitted in KEM Hospital for fever, cough and breathlessness on Monday was tested positive for the COVID-19 and died on Wednesday. 

Moreover, a 56-year-old man died due to the coronavirus. He had hosted Tablighi Jamaat members in a flat owned by him at Dr Baliga Nagar. 

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday informed that the five COVID-19 patients include a 25-year-old from Mukund Nagar slum pocket whose father, 49, was also tested positive. The 25-year-old is asymptomatic but his father was shifted to Rajiv Gandhi District Sports Complex in Dharavi. 

A 50-year-old woman from Muslim Nagar area who worked as an attendant in a municipal hospital in Parel was also tested positive for COVID-19 along with a couple from Dharavi Cross Road. A 35-year-old man from Dhanwada Chawl was also tested positive. 

On Wednesday, the BMC made it compulsory for people in Mumbai to wear masks stating that violators will be punished under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

In an exclusive conversation with Mumbai Live, Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope earlier informed that the state government was looking at adding schools to the list of quarantine facilities. 

National Sports Club of India (NSCI) dome in Mumbai was turned into a quarantine facility. The government is also using railway coaches as special observation zones for COVID-19 patients. 

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