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2 new COVID-19 cases in Mumbai's Dharavi; tally at 7

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
April 07, 2020 11:25 IST
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Two more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Dharavi, taking the total number of such cases in the slum area to seven, a civic official said on Tuesday.

IMAGE: An aerial view of Dr Baliga Nagar at Dharavi in Mumbai. Dr Baliga Nagar has been declared as a containment area after cases of coronavirus positive were found. Photograph: PTI Photo

The two men, aged 80 and 49 years, hail from Dr Baliga Nagar locality of Dharavi and are close contacts of a 30-year-old woman who earlier tested positive for coronavirus, the official said.


Earlier, four others from Dharavi had also tested positive for the disease.

One of them, a 56-year-old man died while undergoing treatment at a hospital on April 1.

Four Dharavi localities -- Dr Baliga Nagar, Vaibhav apartment, Mukund Nagar and Madina Nagar -- have been demarcated as containment zones and civic officials have been regularly spraying disinfectants in those areas.

Dharavi is one of the biggest slums in Asia. A whopping 15 lakh people live in small shanties in Dharavi, making it one of the most congested areas of the city.

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