Mumbai's Dharavi reports 8 new Covid-19 cases, tally now at 3,300

Topics Mumbai | Dharavi | Coronavirus

A man reacts as a medical worker collects a nasal sample for a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for the Covid-19 coronavirus

Mumbai's slum locality Dharavi

reported eight new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily count in nearly two weeks, taking its tally to 3,300 on Thursday, the city civic body said.

According to a senior BMC official, 2,820 COVID-19 patients from Dharavi have already recovered and discharged from hospitals.

The densely populated slum-dominated area has only 187 active COVID-19 patients at present, the official said.

According to BMC data, the area has reported single digit COVID-19 cases after a gap of 12 days.

On September 25, seven COVID-19 cases were detected from Dharavi, which is spread across 2.5 square kilometres and has a population of more than 6.5 lakh.

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