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Dharavi records two fresh coronavirus infections; tally at 3,813

The count of infections in Mumbai's Dharavi area reached 3,813, a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said

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Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (File Photo)

With the addition of two new

COVID-19 cases on the first day of the year, the count of infections in Mumbai's Dharavi area reached 3,813, a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said.

As many as 3,482 patients from the slum-dominated area have already recovered from the infection, the official said.

There are only 19 active COVID-19 cases left in the locality, he added.

Spread over 2.5 sq km, Dharavi is considered as Asia's largest slum with a population of over 6.5 lakh.

The first COVID-19 case was reported from Dharavi on April 1, nearly 20 days after the first infection was detected in the city.

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First Published: Fri, January 01 2021. 17:57 IST