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With over 1,000 cases, Mumbai becomes India’s Covid-19 hotspot – India Today

India’s financial capital Mumbai has taken the biggest hit from the outbreak of novel coronavirus. The number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has crossed 1,000-mark.

The city reported 132 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the city tally to 1,008. Mumbai accounts for 64 per cent of total cases in Maharashtra, which stand at 1574. The death toll in Mumbai is 64, 10 cases added since yesterday.

The city administration is on high-alert as apart from a high number of reported cases, it is also concerned about a possible community spread in Dharavi, which is Asia’s largest slum area. The are has reported at least 28 cases and three deaths connected to Covid-19 so far.

Despite the number of cases and risk, Mumbaikars have been frequently caught violating lockdown rules. As the data released by the government, on Friday, at least 1,930 people in Mumbai were booked for violating coronavirus lockdown.

Maharashtra has done 33,096 tests to date, out which 1574 tested positive and rest were negative.

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