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15 new coronavirus cases in Dharavi

With 15 new cases being reported on Thursday, the coronavirus tally in Mumbai’s Dharavi area increased to 3,102, a senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said.

Dharavi, considered to be Asia’s largest slum, witnessed a double-digit growth in cases on the ninth consecutive day. But of 3,102 COVID-19 patients, 2,627 have already recovered, the official said.

Since the start of September, the number of daily new cases has gone up. As a result, active cases from the area also increased to 194 from less than 100 by August-end, he said. The civic body has stopped sharing the death toll from Dharavi since June. Spread over 2.5 square kilometres, Dharavi is home to over 6.5 lakh people. – PTI

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