Dharavi’s Tally Of Coronavirus Cases Reaches 189 With 9 More People Testing Positive On WednesdayDharavi slums. (Photo by Ritesh Uttamchandani/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 

Nine new cases were reported on Wednesday (22 April) in Mumbai’s Dharavi which took the total number of coronavirus positive patients in the slum area to 189, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The BMC also said as many as 12 people so far from the region had lost their lives, ANI tweeted.

Dharavi, one of the fastest emerging COVID-19 hotspots in Maharashtra, has raised the tensions for authorities due to the high population density of the region.

Maharashtra remained the worst hit state with a total number of positive cases rising to 5,218 including 251 casualties. Mumbai alone has 3,451 COVID-19 cases.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said the total of coronavirus cases in the country is 20,471 with 1,383 fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours, along with 50 new deaths, taking the toll to 652.

According to the ministry, the recovery rate of the coronavirus is 19.36 per cent in the country. A total of 3,959 patients have been cured from the viral infection so far.

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