Dharavi, infamous as Asia's biggest slum, has recorded its first coronavirus case on Wednesday. The slum-dwelling spread over 2.1 square kilometres in Mumbai received worldwide popularity after being pictured in Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Reportedly, the area houses a population of more than 8 lakh.
"One coronavirus positive case has been found in Shahu Nagar of Dharavi in Mumbai. A team of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is at the spot. Police is planning to seal the concerned building where the person has been found. More details awaited," reported ANI.
According to sources, the patient from Dharavi's Shahu Nagar is 56-year-old male with no travel history. Upon feeling symptoms of coronavirus, the patient went first to Sion Hospital and then to Kasturba Hospital.
Meanwhile, 33 new patients have been registered in the state on Wednesday. Of the 33 new patients, 30 are from Mumbai, 2 from Pune and 1 from Buldhana. The total confirmed cases currently are 335 and the total death count in the state is 13.