2 more cases from Dharavi among fresh 116 add to BMC's worries

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Mumbai, Apr 7 () Among the 116 fresh COVID-19 casesreported from Mumbai on Tuesday were two cases from Dharavi,the densely-populated urban slum sprawl, which has added tothe worries of the Brihanumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The total number of coronavirus positive cases inMumbai now stands at 642 with 40 deaths so far, including sixnew victims, a BMC release said.

According to the BMC, at least four of the six newdeceased had comorbidities.Advertisement

With two more persons testing positive forcoronavirus, the number of cases in Dharavi now stands atseven.

Similarly, two new coronavirus positive cases werefound in Dadar, including a 69-year-old man from Chitale Peth.

While the man is admitted to Kasturba Hospital, hisfive close contacts were quarantined, the civic body said.

Another cause of concern for the BMC is that the risein the cases is attributed to at least 55 people, who all wereclose contacts in the high risk containment areas in the megacity, being found positive during tests.

"The rise in the cases is seen because 55 patients arediagnosed amongst the contacts in the high risk containmentareas as a result of screening clinics and vigorous contacttracingefforts by the health teams. All the high riskcontacts are given timely attention andtested," it said.The BMC on Tuesday checked over 550 people at itsspecial OPDs and admitted 221 people at hospitals, as per therelease. KK NSKNSK NSK

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