Dharavi Coronavirus cases: First time since April, Mumbai area reports no new COVID-19 case

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Updated: Dec 25, 2020 9:06 PM

Dharavi Covid-19 cases: For the first time since April 1 when the first coronavirus patient was detected in the area, which is among the densest urban settlements in the world, no new case has been detected.

"India's cumulative recoveries stand at 98,34,141 today. This is the highest globally. The recovery rate has also reached nearly 96 per cent (95.99%)."India's cumulative recoveries stand at 98,34,141 today. This is the highest globally. The recovery rate has also reached nearly 96 per cent (95.99%).

The slum-dominated Dharavi area of Mumbai did not report a single coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, a civic official said on Friday evening.

For the first time since April 1 when the first coronavirus patient was detected in the area, no new case has been detected.

The caseload of Dharavi now stands at 3,788, though the number of active cases is 12, eight of them in home isolation and four in a COVID care centre, the civic official said.

So far, 3,464 people have recovered in Dharavi, where 6.5 lakh people live in an area spread over 2.5 square kilometers.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Dharavi, among the densest urban settlements in the world, was a major source of
anxiety for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

However, BMC’s aggressive efforts to contain the spread of the virus paid off and soon the number of new infections began to dwindle. In July, the World Health Organization (WHO) took notice of this feat, citing Dharavi as an example of how to contain the virus.

“It is the result of four `T’s, Tracing, testing, tracking and treatment, and active community participation at every level,” said a BMC official.

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