A day after recording zero new COVID-19 cases, Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, on Saturday reported a new one taking the total number in the area to 3,789, reported news agency ANI.
Of the 3,789 total cases, 13 were active while 3,464 persons had recovered. So far, 312 people with COVID-19 have died in Dharavi.
At the beginning of the pandemic, Dharavi, among the densest urban settlements in the world, was a major source of concern for the BMC. However, the civic body’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 successfully curbing the virus spread.
Meanwhile, Dadar, Mumbai's G North (GN) ward, reported zero new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. Till date 4,750 cases have been reported from Dadar, out of which 4,475 have already recovered and at present, there are 102 active cases.
The other residential neighbourhood of GN ward, Mahim, had reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.
On Saturday, the entire GN ward had reported eight new cases in total. Till date, a total of 13,107 have reported from this ward, of which 12,154 patients have been discharged. At present, there are 324 active patients in GN ward.
The BMC stated that 536 new COVID-19 cases, 463 recoveries/discharges, and 12 deaths were reported in Mumbai on Saturday. Total cases in the city rose to 2,90,336, including 2,70,135 recoveries/discharges, and 11,068 deaths. Active cases stand at 8,279.
(Inputs from ANI)