AGENCIES, 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. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said 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.
Across the country, 56 people have died after being infected by the novel coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry said. Three of those deaths were reported in the past 24 hours. Across the country the number of confirmed cases is now 2,301, with 336 new cases detected in the past 24 hours.
A total of 157 people have been discharged from hospitals after receiving treatment.