Dharavi, Mumbai
Dharavi, Mumbai

Mumbai: 34 new cases from Dharavi

Agency News

As many as 34 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported from Mumbai's Dharavi area in the last 24 hours. This is highest in a day since the Covid19 first detected in Dharavi on Arpil 1.

The total number of cases in Dharavi rose to 275 with 14 deaths.

With 34 new Covid-19 cases were detected in Dharavi in Mumbai, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra has crossed 8068. 16 doctors are working day and night to contain the spread of disease. It is said that most of the cases come from seven clusters belong to 10 slums. The BMC will bring 350 doctors in the private sector to restart their practice in Dharavi. The BMC will give protective gears, pulse oxymeters, N-95 masks and thermal scanners to these doctors. Whenever they come across a Covid19 patient, immediately should coordinate with BMC officials who think this will pave way to a great extend to contain the disease by detecting it earlier.

The spread of coronavirus in Dharavi slums is still a major cause of concern for the government. Dharavi, asia's largest slum, houses 7.5 lakh people. The hutments in Dharavi are closely situated and people live in extremely unhygienic conditions.