Mumbai: A senior official of the Brihanmumbai Metropolitan Municipality (BMC) said 23 more people tested coronovirus, leading to 1,872 such cases in the largest slum in Dharavi, Mumbai.
The official said that although there have been no fatal accidents in Dharavi-19 in the last 24 hours, the death toll has risen to 71.
Dharavi is located in the G-North administrative ward of BMC, which has recorded the highest number of 2,820 COVID-19 cases among all the 24 wards till date. Of them, 1,872 cases are from Dharavi alone, followed by 574 and 347 cases from Mahim and Dadar respectively.
Dharavi is one of the largest slums in Asia where about 1.5 million people live in small huts, making it one of the most congested areas of the metropolis.