Man From Mumbai’s Dharavi Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus Dies

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.

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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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