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Coronavirus cases in Dharavi increase once again

On Friday, September 11, Dharavi recorded 33 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus after registering single-digit numbers on most days for the last two months.

Coronavirus cases in Dharavi increase once again
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On Friday, September 11, Dharavi recorded 33 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus. This came after the slum area registered single-digit cases on most of the days for the last two months.

Dharavi last on July 19, had recorded the double-digit numbers of 36 cases. Mumbai, on the other hand, has been clocking a daily caseload of 2,000 or more cases of COVID-19 ever since the government relaxed lockdown norms. However, the BMC has asserted that the rise in cases is due to increased testing and the city is not witnessing a second wave of COVID-19.

In the last 24 hours, Mumbai recorded 2,172 cases of the coronavirus bringing the COVID-19 tally in the city to 1,65,287. However, there are 542 active containment zones currently with 7,217 buildings being sealed. Moreover, 11,117 high-risk contacts have been traced in the last 24 hours. Currently, 2,287 high-risk contacts are admitted to Corona Care Centres 1. The patient doubling rate in the city is 58 days. The recovery rate of the Mumbai district remains constant at 78 per cent.

In view of the surge in cases of coronavirus, CM Thackeray had earlier stated that the health department will launch a statewide door-to-door campaign. The campaign is to take place in two phases, one from September 15 to October 10 and two, October 12 to October 24.

The goal of the campaign is to push the volunteers who are to impart health education to the citizens, besides conducting door-to-door meetings during which they check the body temperatures of the people along with the oxygen levels, besides other symptoms, including tiredness, throat pain/dry cough, diarrhoea, and loss of smell and taste.

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