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Dharavi sees lowest new cases in 49 days

April 28, 2021 8:21 am

Spread over an area of 2.5 sq km and considered one of the biggest slums in Asia, Dharavi has been witnessing an uptick in cases since the last week of February, 2021, when the second wave of the pandemic began sweeping through the state.

Mumbai: With rise in Covid cases in Dharavi, BMC returns to last year’s strategy 

April 19, 2021 9:58 pm

Active cases in Dharavi increased to 893 as of April 19 from just 33 on February 24, 2021.

Dharavi continues to see increased Covid cases

March 25, 2021 9:51 pm

The total active cases in Dharavi have risen to 285

Dharavi in Mumbai records 62 new cases, two-fold increase in 24 hours

March 25, 2021 2:46 am

According to data by the civic body, 70 per cent cases from the ward are asymptomatic. The death rate is also low in the ward; as per data eight deaths were recorded in January, followed by six in February and two as of March 20.

Two new Covid care centres to open in Dharavi as cases rise

March 23, 2021 3:29 am

Across Mumbai, there are 36,159 vacant beds in CCC facilities. Mumbai’s active case load has risen four-fold from 5,600 cases at the start of February, when local trains resumed operations, to over 22,000 cases.

Lukewarm response on Day-1, Dharavi vaccination drive to intensify

March 22, 2021 11:51 pm

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation last week had planned to set up a vaccination centre close to the slum pockets of Dharavi after it realised that the uptake of vaccines from slum dwellers across the city is less than desirable.

Dharavi sees 62% jump in COVID-19 cases in March as compared to Feb

March 20, 2021 12:43 pm

A number of steps, including proactive screening with the assistance of private doctors and community support, the authorities had managed to flatten the curve of viral spread.

Dharavi records 21 Covid-19 cases -- highest daily rise since October

March 16, 2021 10:45 pm

In eight days, the total active cases from Dharavi have risen by 116. As of March 8, the total active cases in Dharavi was 86, which has risen to 202. As of February 26, the total active cases from Dharavi were 51.

With 16 new Covid cases, Dharavi reports highest daily spike in four months

February 26, 2021 11:44 pm

Within a week, the total active cases in Dharavi have risen by 32, with its total active case tally at 51 as of Friday. According to the BMC, the locality has reported 4,041 cases since the inception of the Covid-19 outbreak.

For first time since April 1, no new case in 'Covid hotspot' Dharavi  

December 25, 2020 11:56 pm

In the beginning of May, there were 43 cases daily on an average in Dharavi. As of June 8, the average number of cases in Dharavi has come down to 27. By August, cases came down to single digit a day.


How Mumbai, suburbs are fighting Covid-19

July 02, 2020 8:10 pm

The country’s worst-affected state, Maharashtra, on Wednesday recorded 5,537 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the total count to 1.8 lakh. With 198 deaths also recorded on the day, the toll crossed 8,000 as the state clocked 100 days of lockdown.


Gandhi pays tribute to veteran actor Sunil Dutt

January 16, 2016 9:09 am

Mumbai, Jan 16 (ANI): : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to former Congress leader and veteran actor Sunil Dutt in Mumbai on Saturday. Rahul Gandhi, who started his 'Padyatra' from Bandra Bandstand to Dharavi, also addressed students of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).