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COVID-19 cases in Asia’s largest slum in Mumbai top 300

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 COVID 19 cases in Asia s largest slum in Mumbai top 300
COVID-19 cases in Asia’s largest slum in Mumbai top 300

1 The COVID-19 cases in Asia’s largest slum in Mumbai crossed the 300 mark with 42 new cases reported on Tuesday, as per an official update by the city’s civic authority.

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2 The 42 cases reported on Tuesday are the highest single day jump in the Dharavi slum, which is sprawling over 613 hectares and home to some 1 million people.

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3 The total number of cases in the slum stood at 330 with 18 deaths, including four deaths on Tuesday.

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4 Almost 12.5 percent of the slum residents are now in COVID-19 containment zones, or half of the city’s containment zone population, according to civic officials.

5 Mumbai has designated over 800 containment zones for COVID-19 covering 250,000 residents of which 125,000 are in the slum alone.

6 As per Tuesday evening update, Mumbai has confirmed 5,982 positive cases, including 1,234 recovered cases and 244 deaths.

7 India has 22,010 active COVID-19 cases with 937 deaths reported as of Tuesday evening.

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