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Doctor tests +ve for Covid-19 in Dharavi, family put in quarantine: BMC official

A 35-year-old doctor, who has a clinic on the main road in Dharavi area of Mumbai, has tested positive for coronavirus, a BMC official said. "His family is put in quarantine, they'll be tested...for coronavirus. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is tracing his contacts.

3rd April 2020 | 01:04 PM (IST)
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A 35-year-old doctor who has a clinic on the main road in Dharavi area of Mumbai tested positive for coronavirus. This is a third Covid-19 case where the patient has a connection with Dharavi.

"His family is put in quarantine,they'll be tested today for coronavirus. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation tracing his contacts.The building where he lives will be quarantined and all high-risk contacts will be traced," the BMC official said.

On 1 April, a 56-year-old garment shop owner living in a Slum Rehabilitation Authority building in Dharavi became the first person from the area to test positive for coronavirus. He died on the same evening. On Thursday morning a municipal sweeper who lived in Worli but was posted at Dharavi tested positive.

The spread of the highly contagious virus in Dharavi is alarming, as it is home to over one million people. Dharavi has 8.69 lakh people per square mile, making it a potential hotspot for the spread of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, as per the latest data made available by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra has 335 confirmed cases, 42 cured patients and 13 deaths.

India so far has reported 2069 cases that include 155 cured, 53 deaths and one migrated case as per the data of Ministry of health and family Welfare.

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3rd April 2020 | 01:04 PM (IST)
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