Five new COVID-19 cases in Dharavi; slum area tally 60

Mumbai: Five more persons tested positive to coronavirus in Dharavi, taking the total number of such cases in Mumbai’s slum area to 60, a senior civic official said on Wednesday.

All the new patients – three males and two females – are from the Mukund Nagar locality of Dharavi.

“Contact-tracing of high risk contacts of new patients is under progress,” the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.

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So far, seven COVID-19 patients from Dharavi have died.

Dharavi is one the biggest slum areas in Asia.

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