Mumbai: Dharavi coronavirus count crosses 1,000, death toll is 40

MUMBAI: The number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai, considered the largest slum in Asia, rose to 1,028 on Wednesday and 66 new patients were detected, said a (BMC) official.

The death toll from the pandemic in the area rose to 40 on Tuesday from 31, but no new Covid-19-related deaths were reported thereafter, he said.

These nine deaths occurred on different dates, but the information was collected on Tuesday, the official said.

Dharavi registered his coronavirus patient on April 1, 20 days after the first case of coronavirus infection was reported in Mumbai.