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Dharavi reports no COVID-19 deaths for over a week now

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Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia, which was a hotspot for COVID-19 in Mumbai has reported no fatalities due to the disease in the last one week. Media reports quoted officials as saying that it could mean the curve was being flattened. Dharavi has reported close to 1,900 COVID-19 cases so far.

“Dharavi has not reported a single death in the last six days, which is an indication that we are on the right track. The number of people getting discharged is also on the rise,” Hindustan Times quoted BMC Assistant Municipal Commissioner of G North Ward, Kiran Dighavkar as saying.

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in the slum has also come down to 10 from the earlier 34 on June 1.

The newspaper quoted officials as saying that aggressive testing and setting up of fever clinics had helped them face the challenge of containing the spread of COVID-19 in the densely populated area.

Mumbai has reported over 48,000 COVID-19 cases and accounts for over 1600 of the deaths reported in Maharashtra. The state has the highest number of COVID-19 tally at 85,975 and a death toll of over 3,000.