4 most densely populated pockets of slum inside Dharavi – the Matunga Labour Camp, Kumbharwada, Kala Killa, and Koliwada – proceed to be on Brihanmumbai Municipal Company’s watchlist (BMC), despite the fact that Dharavi flattened the Covid-19 curve in mid-June. For the previous few days, Covid-19 cases in Dharavi are rising in single digits every day, with just a few exceptions. On Saturday, 5 new circumstances had been detected in Dharavi whereas on Friday, three contemporary circumstances had been reported.
Kiran Dighavkar, assistant commissioner of the G/North ward with jurisdiction over Dharavi stated, “The BMC is watching these 4 slum pockets as a result of they’re very densely populated. We’ve only a few circumstances from random areas now. Largely migrated labour who’ve returned or medical workers which are turning constructive now. However these 4 localities might spiral uncontrolled very simply so our interventions proceed.”
These 4 slum pockets are amongst 13 high-risk zones that had been recognized by the civic physique for centered interventions in April and Could when the variety of circumstances in Dharavi peaked.
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Interventions in these high-risk zones have included door-to-door surveys and screening of a most variety of residents to establish these at excessive threat if uncovered to the virus (reminiscent of folks with co-morbidity, senior residents, and people with low oxygen saturation of their our bodies), and early detection of Covid-19 constructive sufferers to isolate them from the group.
Thus far, Dharavi’s common doubling price has touched 406 days, versus 300 days in July, 108 days in June, 43 days in Could, and 18 days in April. The common progress price of circumstances in Dharavi is 0.24 p.c, versus 0.39 p.c in July, 0.83 p.c in June, and 4.3 p.c in Could, and 12 p.c in April.
Until August 19, a complete of 116 new circumstances had been reported in Dharavi versus 358 circumstances in July. Its peak was in Could when a complete of 1,216 circumstances had been reported which dropped to 480 circumstances in June. The restoration price in Dharavi at current is 87 p.c, greater than Mumbai’s restoration price of 80.79 p.c.
On Thursday, Dharavi witnessed a sudden spike in its pattern of reporting single-digit circumstances when 17 new circumstances had been reported in a single day. Kiran Dighavkar stated, “Just a few nurses from Dharavi working at KEM and Sion hospital examined constructive. The hospital organised assessments for his or her members of the family a few of whom examined constructive.”