On Tuesday, the total COVID-19 tally in Mumbai’s Dharavi jumped to 55 with six more positive cases and two deaths.
As per a news agency, six more COVID-19 positive cases and two new deaths were reported on April 14 in Asia’s largest slum in Mumbai. According to details by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the total positive cases in the area stood at 55 on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the super-congested Dharavi area in central Mumbai mounted to 7 with the two new deaths today.
6 more #COVID19 positive cases & 2 more deaths related to the virus reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai. Total positive cases in the area now at 55 & related deaths at 7: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/qbzCWlYorG
— ANI (@ANI) April 14, 2020
As the number of cases continues to rise, Mumbai Police have deployed drones for surveillance in COVID-19 hotspot areas of Dharavi and Worli. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said these drones are being used to spread awareness about social distancing and for surveillance.
For the uninitiated, the total number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra saw a sudden spike on Monday with 2,334 infected people in the state. Mumbai became the first city in the country to record a three-digit fatality figure with 100 deaths.