As per reports by city’s civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai reported 50 COVID-19 fatalities taking the death toll to 11,959. With the addition of today’s number, the city has reported 5,00,898 COVID-19 cases.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called an all-party meeting on Saturday, which will be held via video-conferencing, to review the Covid-19 situation of the state where the proposal of a complete lockdown is also likely to be discussed.
More than 70 vaccination centres have shut down in Mumbai after running out of Covid vaccine doses.
As the COVID-19 cases in Mumbai continued to rise, the authorities announced fresh restrictions earlier this week.
Mumbai”s COVID-19 case count drops below 10,000 after 2 days; 8,938 new cases, 23 deaths in the last 24 hours
COVID-19 vaccination drive was affected at several hospitals in Mumbai due to vaccine shortage.
Amidst the ongoing controversy over the vaccine shortage in Maharashtra, health minister Rajesh Tope said that there is no confrontation with the Centre and it should apply criteria of a number of patients per million while supplying vaccines to Maharashtra.
Leaving behind its previous record, India reported over 1.15 lakh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry, the country recorded 1,15,736 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Justice NV Ramana as the 48th Chief Justice of India on Tuesday.