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Coronavirus Outbreak: Six new patients reported in Dharavi today; active cases remain below 100

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Mumbai: Six new cases of coronavirus were reported from Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi, taking the tally to 2,381 on Monday, the city civic body said.

A senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said the half a dozen fresh infections took the tally to 2,381, but Dharavi has only 96 active COVID-19 cases. As many as 2,039 patients have already recovered and discharged from COVID-19 facilities, he said.

The civic body has, however, stopped disclosing COVID-19 deaths, if any, in the slum-dominated area since the last month.

Notably, the number of active COVID-19 cases from Dharavi has dipped below the 100-mark after a long time.

Last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had praised the efforts taken by the authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Dharavi, once a hotspot.

The first COVID-19 patient in Dharavi was found on 1 April, nearly three weeks after Mumbai recorded its maiden positive case on 11 March.

Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia, is spread across 2.5 square kilometres and has a population of around 6.5 lakh with people living in tiny houses.

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