Dharavi COVID-19 Tally Crosses 2,500-Mark With 10 New Cases

Dharavi now has 151 energetic COVID-19 circumstances (File)


The coronavirus tally in Mumbai’s slum colony of Dharavi surpassed the two,500-mark on Tuesday with the addition of 10 new circumstances, town civic physique mentioned.

In keeping with a senior BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Company) official, the tally of COVID-19 circumstances within the slum -dominated space rose to 2,502 with 10 new infections.

He mentioned Dharavi now has 151 energetic COVID-19 circumstances, whereas the variety of recovered sufferers stood at 2,101.

The civic physique has, nonetheless, stopped sharing figures of COVID-19 deaths, if any, in Dharavi since final month.

Unfold over 2.5 sq. kilometres, Dharavi is taken into account as one of many largest slums in Asia with a inhabitants of over 6.5 lakh.

Dharavi’s COVID-19 circumstances tally has crossed the two,500mark in 112 days as the primary affected person was discovered within the space on April 1.

In Dharavi, the primary 500 circumstances have been reported in 33 days, whereas the tally crossed the 1,000 mark within the subsequent 10 days.

The circumstances surpassed the 1,500-mark in one other 10 days, and it took 20 extra days to achieve 2,000.

In keeping with BMC information, the unfold of COVID-19 has slowed down significantly and it took 39 days so as to add one other 500 circumstances to achieve the current degree.

The slum colony, as soon as a COVID-19 hotspot, was hailed by the WHO just a few days again for flattening the transmission curve. 

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