Mumbai’s slum space Dharavi information Eight new COVID-19 instances

Mumbai, October 8

Mumbai’s slum locality Dharavi reported eight new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily count in nearly two weeks, taking its tally to 3,300 on Thursday, the city civic body said.

According to a senior BMC official, 2,820 COVID-19 patients from Dharavi have already recovered and discharged from hospitals.

The densely populated slum-dominated area has only 187 active COVID-19 patients at present, the official said.

According to BMC data, the area has reported single digit COVID-19 cases after a gap of 12 days.

On September 25, seven COVID-19 cases were detected from Dharavi, which is spread across 2.5 square kilometres and has a population of more than 6.5 lakh. PTI

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