Mumbai, which was once the worst affected cities in the county owing to Covid-19, is now seeing positive changes in its situation, resulting in much needed relief to its citizens and various agencies.

From 535 active cases on July 1 to 77 active cases on July 31, Dharavi – once the biggest hotspot in the city for Covid-19 – is now seeing a big change. The first case in Dharavi was reported on April 1. Dharavi has seen 253 deaths due to Covid-19 so far.

The following numbers show a decline in active Covid-19 cases in Dharavi in recent days:
July 27 = 98
July 28 = 88
July 29 = 83
July 30 = 80
July 31 = 77

Speaking to India Today TV, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said, “Mumbai is receiving praises and appreciation from all quarters for the way Dharavi has beaten coronavirus against all odds. Team BMC resolves not to lower guard and never be complacent in fight against Covid.”

The recovery rate in Mumbai now stands at 76 per cent and the doubling date is 76 days. The other figures too as BMC officials say are very encouraging. Mumbai now has 20,569 active cases while 87,074 have been discharged after they recovered.

Data released by the BMC said Mumbai has 614 active containment zones which consist of slums and chawls while 764 containment zones have been released of the restrictions where the situation improved. Meanwhile, there are 5,409 which are currently sealed due to Covid-19 cases, BMC data said.

The BMC said the city continues to be on alert owing to the situation in neighbouring districts. Further, monsoon is still looming over the city. Many have said that caution is also owing to the fear of a second wave of virus cases. However, officials added that people would need to be extra careful till the time a vaccine arrives.

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