The minister added that more than 13,000 hospital beds are lying vacant in the city.
The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night.
He said it indicates that 'herd immunity' has developed due to the community spread of the infection in the state.
As India rolls out 'precautionary doses' for frontline workers on January 10, here is all you need to know about who is eligible, how to get registered and the need for boosters.
Healthcare experts cautioned that any violations of rules at this critical time can have severe repercussions in view of the current COVID-19 situation in the country.
Covid-19: From January 10, India will start administering the precautionary dose of the vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 60 years of age with comorbidities.
Currently, 'precautionary doses', the terminology used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while referring to booster shots, are allowed for healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 60 years with comorbidities. The drive is set to begin from January 10.
Covid-19: The same vaccine which was administered as first two doses would be given administered as a precaution dose to healthcare and frontline workers, besides the elderly suffering from co-morbidities, said the Centre.
Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 568 cases, followed by Delhi (382), Kerala (185), Rajasthan (174), Gujarat (152), and Tamil Nadu (121).
The city civic body said along with children from the BMC-run schools, vaccines will be given free of cost to children of other schools as well.
Meanwhile, the vaccination drive for the 15-18 years age group began at 939 special sessions sites across the state, a senior health official said.
Since the start of the national COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 last year, India has administered to over 90 per cent of its eligible citizens first doses and 65 per cent second doses.
The children in the age group of 15 to 18 years can register themselves for the Covid-19 vaccination using their school ID cards, said the government.
Covid-19 India: The incident took place in Mahuwar village in Bengabad police station area in Giridih district of Jharkhand during the vaccination awareness campaign.
Omicron Covid-19: PM Narendra Modi during his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio broadcast said individual alertness and discipline are a ‘big strength’ of the country in the fight against the new variant.
Bharat Biotech, has completed the phase 2/3 trials of Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine for use among those aged between 2 and 18 years. The Drugs Controller and General of India has granted emergency use authorisation to the vaccine for 12-18 year olds.
The Health Department has so far administered vaccines to more than eight lakh people in the Union Territory.
An Advisory for Human Resource Management of COVID-19 has been prepared providing guidance to states and UTs on the human resources that can be mobilized for COVID-19 management along with possible role assignments and their training requirements.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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