Covid-19: ‘Mumbai’s Dharavi shows signs of flattening of Coronavirus curve, cases fall’
In apparent signs of flattening of the coronavirus curve, Dharavi, believed to be Asia’s largest slum located in Mumbai and also a hotspot, has reported not a single COVID-19 death in the last six days while 939 of the total 1,899 patients have recovered, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said on Sunday.
While 34 people tested positive for coronavirus on June 1, the number has now come down to 10. “Dharavi has not reported a single death in the last six days, which is the first major indicator that we are on the right track. The number of people getting discharged is also increasing,” said Kiran Dighavkar, assistant municipal commissioner of G north ward of BMC. He said 939 of the total 1,899 cases have been recovered.
“Dharavi area has reported 71 deaths so far. But the real change is (reflected) in the daily testing of samples. A
total of 34 people had tested positive for coronavirus on June 1 which has now come down to 10,” said Dighavkar.
This is at a time when Mumbai city has been reporting a rise in cases and deaths. As of June 6, Mumbai’s tally of
COVID-19 cases stood at 47,354 cases and 1,577 deaths. Meanwhile, Dighavkar attributed the lower number of
cases to aggressive screening and testing of suspected cases in Dharavi with activation of fever clinics.