Mumbai, June 30 (PTI) With six new patients detected, the coronavirus case count in Mumbai's Dharavi area, known as Asia's largest slum cluster, rose to 2,268 on Tuesday, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official.

In the last ten days, the area which has a very high population density has reported less than ten new coronavirus patients for the third time.

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But the details of COVID-19-related deaths -- if any -- in the area since Monday evening were not immediately available.

There are 586 active COVID-19 cases in the area while 1,586 patients have been discharged from hospitals.

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On June 23, five new cases had been reported in Dharavi while on June 26, eight cases had come to light.

The area, which falls in G-north ward, had coronavirus death toll of 82 as of June 29.

Earlier this month the daily average number of new COVID-19 cases in Dharavi dropped to 15 from 36, BMC sources said.

Of 44 new infection cases found in G-north ward on Tuesday, 22 and 16 cases were found in Dadar and Mahim areas, which also fall under the same ward, respectively.

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