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Mumbai races to contain virus outbreak in Dharavi as cases climb to 60

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Published Apr 15, 2020, 11:36 am IST
Updated Apr 15, 2020, 11:36 am IST
So far, seven COVID-19 patients from Dharavi have died
 Mahim Dharavi Medical Practitioners Association conducts a thermal screening of residents of Shastri Nagar during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Dharav in Mumbai. PTI Photo
  Mahim Dharavi Medical Practitioners Association conducts a thermal screening of residents of Shastri Nagar during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Dharav in Mumbai. PTI Photo

Mumbai: Five more persons tested positive to coronavirus in Dharavi, taking the total number of such cases in Mumbai's slum area to 60, a senior civic official said on Wednesday.

All the new patients - three males and two females - are from the Mukund Nagar locality of Dharavi.

 

"Contact-tracing of high risk contacts of new patients is under progress," the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.

So far, seven COVID-19 patients from Dharavi have died.

The BMC is shifting the high-risk patients, who cannot isolate themsleves at home to a quarantine facility and in these centres, people are being quarantined on the basis of hig and low risk

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