Doctor, 35, Third COVID-19 Case In Mumbais Dharavi In As Many Days

Mumbai’s Dharavi, with a population of around 1 million, is Asia’s largest slum (File)

Mumbai:

A 35-year-old doctor from Mumbai’s Dharavi tested positive for COVID-19. He has been quarantined and contact tracing has begun to isolate all those who came in contact with him.

The doctor’s family has also been quarantined and will be tested for infection today, the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) said, adding that the building he was living in had been sealed by health department officials.

This is the third case of novel coronavirus infection in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, in as many days.

On Thursday a 52-year-old man, a civic worker who lives in Worli but had been posted to Dharavi tested positive for the virus. The day before a 56-year-old man died after having testing positive for the highly contagious virus earlier. He had no travel history.

Also on Thursday the Congress’s Varsha Gaikwad, who is the MLA representing Dharavi, visited the slum after the first cases was reported to “take stock of the situation”.

“I visited Dharavi & took stock of situation after the first coronavirus case was reported here. Also, held meetings with police and municipal officers. There is no need to panic but the lockdown should be strictly followed,” Ms Gaikwad, who is also a Maharashtra cabinet minister, was quoted by news agency ANI.

More than a million people live in Dharavi, a five square kilometre slum that has a maze of dirty lanes and cramped huts packed with large families. Over 70 per cent of the residents use community toilets. Small industries and workshops for leather goods, pottery and textiles operate from the area.

Thickly populated zones like Dharavi are a huge challenge in efforts to enforce social distancing critical in checking the novel coronavirus, which spreads easily from person to person.

Mumbai is among the virus hotspots identified by the government, with nearly 200 cases and nine deaths linked to the virus.

The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra is 335 and at least 16 deaths have been reported.

The number of COVID-19 cases across the country crossed 2,000 late Thursday evening, with 253 new cases detected in a 24-hour period. Fifty-six deaths have been confirmed by the Health Ministry.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who addressed the nation this morning via a brief video message, met chief ministers of several states on Thursday evening to review the situation.

In the meeting the Prime Minister asked the chief ministers to prepare a plan for phased movement of people once the 21-day nationwide lockdown, that he had imposed last week, comes to an end.

World

10,16,370Cases

7,51,559Active

2,11,649Recovered

53,162Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 181 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 10,16,370 and 53,162 have died; 7,51,559 are active cases and 2,11,649 have recovered as on April 3, 2020 at 10:50 am.

India

2,301 232Cases

2,088 228Active

157 1Recovered

56 3Deaths

In India, there are 2,301 confirmed cases including 56 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,088 and 157 have recovered as on April 3, 2020 at 9:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai174

Pune49

Sangli24

Thane20

Nagpur18

Ahmednagar8

Mumbai Sub Urban5

Yavatmal4

Buldana4

Satara3

Kolhapur2

Palghar2

Raigad2

Sindhudurg1

Blanks1

Ratnagiri1

Nashik1

Jalagaon1

Gondia1

Aurangabad1

Details Awaited*13

335

309 3

42

16 3

DistrictCases

Chennai37

Coimbatoor29

Tiruneveli29

Erode26

Theni20

Namakkal18

Dindugal17

Madurai15

Tirupattur7

Salem6

Kanyakumari5

Sivagangai5

Thoothukudi3

Villupuram3

Kanchipurum3

Thiruvarur2

Karur2

Thiruvannamalai2

Tirupur1

Trichirapalli1

Vellore1

Thanjavur1

Virudhunagar1

Details Awaited*75

309 75

304 75

6

1

DistrictCases

Kasargod115

Kannur49

Ernakulam23

Thiruvanthpuram13

Mallapuram11

Thrissur11

Pathanamthitta10

Kozhikode9

Kottayam6

Palakkad6

Idukki4

Wayanad3

Kollam3

Alappuzha2

Details Awaited*21

286 21

261 19

27 2

2

DistrictCases

South Delhi63

South East16

Central12

West Delhi12

South West10

East Delhi9

North Delhi9

Shahdara8

North East6

North West5

New Delhi2

Details Awaited*67

219

215

8

4

DistrictCases

Jaipur32

Bhilwara26

Evacuees From Iran18

Jhunjhunu8

Jodhpur8

Ajmer5

Dungarpur3

Pratapgarh2

Foreign Nationals2

Pali1

Alwar1

Sikar1

Churu1

Details Awaited*25

133 25

130 25

3

0

DistrictCases

Prakasam15

Kadappa15

West Godavari12

Vizag11

Guntur9

Chitoor6

East Godavari6

Krishna6

Nellore3

Ananthapur2

Kurnool1

Details Awaited*46

132 46

132 46

1

1

DistrictCases

Bbmp30

Bengaluru Urban21

Mysore18

Dakshin Kannada9

Uttar Kannada8

Chikkaballapura7

Kalaburgi4

Bellary3

Udupi3

Davangere3

Bengaluru Rural1

Dharwad1

Kodagu1

Tumkuru1

Details Awaited*14

124 14

117 13

10 1

3

DistrictCases

Gb Nagar45

Meerut19

Agra12

Lucknow9

Ghaziabad8

Bareilly6

Bulandshahar3

Varanasi2

Philibhit2

Bagpat1

Jaunpur1

Kanpur1

Lakhimpur1

Shamli1

Basti1

Moradabad1

113

101

14

2

DistrictCases

Hyderabad44

Karimnagar13

Madchal11

Ranga Reddy11

Bhadradri4

Mahboobnagar3

Kamareddy3

Nizamabad2

Gadwal2

Warangal (u)1

Details Awaited*13

107

109

1

3

DistrictCases

Indore12

Jabalpur8

Ujjain4

Bhopal3

Shivpuri2

Gwalior1

Neemuch1

Details Awaited*68

99

105

0

6

DistrictCases

Ahmedabad33

Gandhinagar10

Rajkot10

Surat9

Vadodara9

Bhavnagar6

Girsomnath2

Kutch1

Mehsana1

Porbandar1

Details Awaited*5

87

86

8

7

DistrictCases

Srinagar25

Bandipora11

Budgam7

Jammu5

Udhampur4

Rajouri3

Pulwama3

Baramulla2

Shopian2

Details Awaited*8

70 8

69 7

3 1

2

DistrictCases

Kolkata17

Nadia5

Hooghly4

East Medinipur3

North 24 Parganas3

Howrah2

West Medinipur1

Kalimpong1

South 24 Parganas1

Details Awaited*16

53

53 3

3

3

DistrictCases

Sbs Nagar19

Sas Nagar10

Hoshiarpur6

Jalandhar5

Ludhiana3

Amritsar2

Patiala1

46

49

1

4

DistrictCases

Gurugram24

Faridabad6

Panipat4

Sirsa3

Panchkula2

Palwal1

Ambala1

Sonipat1

Hissar1

43

22

21

0

DistrictCases

Munger8

Patna5

Siwan5

Gaya1

Begusarai1

Gopalganj1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Details Awaited*1

24

25

0

1

DistrictCases

Chandigarh16

Details Awaited*2

18 2

18 2

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*16

16 11

16 11

0

0

DistrictCases

Leh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*1

14 1

11 1

3

0

DistrictCases

Dehradun4

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*5

10 3

8 3

2

0

DistrictCases

South Andaman10

10

10

0

0

DistrictCases

Raipur5

Rajnandgaon1

Durg1

Bilaspur1

Korba1

9

7

2

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*6

6 1

6 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*3

6 3

6 3

1

1

DistrictCases

Khordha3

Bhadrak1

Details Awaited*1

5 1

5 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Puducherry2

Mahe1

3

2

1

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Details Awaited*1

2 1

2 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Ranchi1

Details Awaited*1

2 1

2 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Aizwal (w)1

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

With input from ANI

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