Mumbai reported 4,014 new cases of coronavirus today – marginally more than on Monday – with 59 deaths

The Mumbai civic body has decided to convert the Jaslok Hospital here into a dedicated facility only for COVID-19 patients in the wake of a huge spike in cases of the viral infection in the city.

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.

As the COVID-19 cases in Mumbai continued to rise, the authorities announced fresh restrictions earlier this week.

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

Amid the spike in the umber of Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow people over 25 years of age to receive the vaccine