It was a hotspot in the beginning but using the ‘track, test and treat’ formula helped reduce not only the positivity rate, also the mortality rate.
Dharavi's infection tally stands unchanged at 6,861, while the active caseload is 13, comprising seven in hospitals and six in home isolation.
Officials said that the 'Dharavi model' of COVID-19 management and the vaccination drive have helped in successfully containing the second wave in the area.
The spike in cases in this slum sprawl, which is spread over 2.5 sq km of area, has set alarm bells ringing for the authorities, although they say that they are better prepared this year.
As cases surged since last month, it recorded 21 new infections two days ago.
The locality had seen 22 cases on October 6 last year, a civic official said.
On December 25, the area had reported zero positive cases for the first time since the outbreak.
The caseload in the densely populated area, known as Asia's largest slum, thus reached 4,066.
On Janaury 17, ten new COVID-19 cases were found in Dharavi and since then daily infection counts have been in single digits and even zero.
Spread over 2.5 sq km, Dharavi is considered as Asia's largest slum with a population of over 6.5 lakh.
The caseload of Dharavi now stands at 3,788, though the number of active cases is 12, eight of them in home isolation and four in a COVID care centre.