The number of coronavirus cases has been increasing gradually since the beginning of September in the Dharavi slum of Mumbai. A total of 23 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Dharavi area here on Monday, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).This takes the total number of cases in Asia's biggest slum to 2,938.
As per the BMC, Dharavi currently has 156 active cases and 2,512 people have been cured/discharged.
Notably, this was the fifth consecutive day of double digit rise in cases in the slum-dominated area where COVID-19 mitigation measures undertaken by authorities had received praise from various quarters.
Since the past more than a month, Dharavi used to report single digit cases barring a few days.
The civic body has, however, stopped sharing death figures from Dharavi since the past more than two months.
According to the official, the COVID-19 tally in the G-North civic ward, that houses Dharavi, Dadar and Mahim, among other areas, has increased to 8733 cases.
He said the tally in Dadar rose to 3,033 with the addition of 39 new cases and in Mahim to 2,762 with 54 fresh infections.