A 56-year-old man from Mumbai's Dharavi, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus, died at Sion Hospital on Wednesday, 1 April, ANI reported.
He reportedly had symptoms like fever, cough, respiratory issues and also co-morbid condition of renal failure.
His was the first case recorded in India’s largest slum.
Seven family members of the 56-year-old have been placed under home quarantine and will be tested for COVID-19 on Thursday.
The SRA building where the person was residing has been completely sealed by the BMC to stop the virus from spreading.
Five other areas across Mumbai that have emerged as hotspots for coronavirus were sealed earlier in the day. These areas are the Worli Koliwada area, a slum in Prabhadevi, pockets of Kalina, Kandivali and Goregaon in Mumbai.
COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra have soared to more than 330, as of 1 April. Mumbai has recorded the highest number of cases in the state at over 180, followed by Pune at 50.
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