Dadar’s COVID-19 Growth Rate Now Higher Than Dharavi

Dadar’s COVID-19 Growth Rate Now Higher Than Dharavi

Despite seeing some reduction in cases during the lockdown period in May, new data from Dadar reveals that cases are seeing a steady increase. It is said that Dadar has a COVID-19 growth rate of 2 per cent which is in contrast to Dharavi which currently has a growth rate of 0.41 per cent, leading many to recommend using the Dharavi-model for other regions in the metropolitan area. 

Dadar recorded a total of 59 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday while 31 cases were reported on Tuesday. Additional Municipal Commissioner of the G-North ward, Kiran Dighavkar said that the sudden increase in cases can be attributed to the ramped-up testing infrastructure and the establishment of dedicated fever clinics outside densely populated streets. 

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Civic officials from the G-North ward said that Dadar is home to several middle-class families that observed the lockdown rules obediently. However, with markets and shops opening up in June, many thronged to the streets, some even without masks, thus leading to this spread of the coronavirus in the region.

Dadar has seen a total of 1,277 COVID-19 cases, and the increase in positive cases over the past two days is certainly concerning. Meanwhile, Maharashtra has crossed 2.75 lakh COVID-19 cases with 8,000 new cases reported. On the other hand, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region recorded 1,390 new coronavirus cases with 62 deaths. 

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