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Dharavi witnesses two-fold increase in 24 hours with 62 new cases

According to data by the civic body, 70 per cent cases from the ward are asymptomatic. The death rate is also low in the ward; as per data eight deaths were recorded in January, followed by six in February and two as of March 20.

Dharavi witnesses two-fold increase in 24 hours with 62 new cases
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According to a report released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Dharavi recorded 62 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, March 24.

This is over a two-fold increase in the last 24 hours as a day earlier, on Tuesday, March 23, 28 new cases were detected in the slum-dominated area of the city.

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The G/North ward, which includes Dadar, Dharavi and Mahim, has recorded a total of 212 new cases today. The total cases in the areas stand at 15747.

Dharavi was once a hotspot of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai. After having kept the cases under control for a while, the area is once again has started recording cases in double-digit.

The total active case count in Dharavi has risen to 237. Almost a month ago, as of February 26, the total active cases from Dharavi were 51.

As per the BMC data, Dharavi has reported 4,531 cases since the pandemic broke out. Hence, the civic body has taken stringent measures to prevent the situation from escalating in the slum-dominated area, as it did in mid-2020.

Meanwhile, 3977 people in the area have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far.

On the other hand, Mahim and Dadar also recorded a high in positive cases today. With 86 fresh cases, Mahim has recorded the highest number of positive cases. Whereas, Dadar recorded 64 new cases. The total number of cases in Mahim and Dadar are 5613 and 5603 respectively.

According to data by the civic body, 70 per cent of cases from the ward are asymptomatic. The death rate is also low in the ward; as per data, eight deaths were recorded in January, followed by six in February and two as of March 20.

Moreover, daily escalation in cases has forced the ward to re-activate institutional quarantine and isolation centres. Two more COVID care centres are being set up in the ward.

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