MUMBAI: The tally of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai’s slum colony of Dharavi rose to 2,634 on Tuesday after eight more persons tested positive for the infection, the city civic body said. A senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said 2,295 patients have already recovered from the infection, leaving just 81 active cases in the densely populated slum-dominated area.
The civic body has stopped sharing death figures from the area, which falls under the BMC’s G-north ward.
According to the official, G-north ward has recorded a total of 6,613 Covid-19 cases so far.
Besides Dharavi, the G-north ward has two other prominent areas, Dadar and Mahim, which have registered 2,076 and 1,908 Covid-19 cases, respectively.
Spread across 2.5 square km, Dharavi has a population over 6.5 lakh.



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