Mumbai, Apr 21 (PTI) The Dharavi slum sprawl in Mumbai on Tuesday reported 12 new COVID-19 cases with one death, a senior BMC official said.
With this, the total number of the coronavirus- afflicted people in the congested locality, believed to be the Asia”s largest slum with the highest population density in Mumbai, reached 180.
The number of the deceased has gone up to 12 with a 62-year-old man succumbing to the coronavirus infection earlier in the day, the official said.
The new cases, including three women patients, were found in Mukund Nagar, Madina Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, and Muslim Nagar localities of Dharavi.
Meanwhile, the official said that about 62 per cent (113) of the total 180 cases were reported from five high risk zones of the slum sprawl.
He said 83 of the 113 cases were detected through fever camps and community screening.
While the maximum 44 cases were reported from Kalyanwadi high risk zone, 27 cases were reported from Mukund Nagar. Areas like Muslim Nagar and Madina Nagar have reported 23 cases altogether, followed by Social Nagar (13) and Dr Baliga Nagar (6).
New cases in Maharashtra touches 5000 mark
For the second time in 48 hours, Maharashtra got a shocking 552 new Covid-19 positive cases with the total cases crossing 5,000 to stand at 5,218, besides notching 19 deaths, health officials said here on Tuesday.
This has taken up the state”s total fatalities from 232 to 251, and the positive cases from 4,666 to 5,218.
Of the total 19 deaths, 12 were recorded in Mumbai, taking the city”s total to 151 and the number of Covid-19 positive patients shot up from 3,032 on April 20 to 3,451.
After remaining free of Covid-19 casualties since three days, Pune – which has been sealed along with Pimpri-Chinchwad since Monday – recorded fresh deaths – 3 in Pune and one in Pimpri-Chinchwad, besides two in Thane city and one in Sangli.
The 552 jump in new positive cases is the second time such a high figure has occurred in two days, after a similar spurt (552) was recorded on Sunday, creating concerns in different quarters.
As per the Health Department bulletin, of the new cases, Mumbai alone accounted for 419 — higher than Monday”ss figures, though the BMC has stated 355 new cases.