The minister added that more than 13,000 hospital beds are lying vacant in the city.
The daily positivity rate rose to 13.57 per cent from 12.41 per cent the previous day.
This is the second consecutive day when Bihar witnessed a rise of over 6,000 fresh cases.
The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night.
Due to the ongoing third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi government's primary focus is to strengthen medical and healthcare facilities.
The country saw a single day jump of 620 cases of the Omicron variant, the highest so far, taking the total tally of such cases to 5,488, out of which 2,162 people have recovered or migrated so far.
The district nodal officer for COVID-19 directed the officials to ensure 24-hour telephonic consultation facility for patients with doctors.
South star Shobana has revealed in an Instagram post that she was infected by the Omicron strain of the ongoing Coronavirus. She too has tested positive for Covid-19.
Health Secretary Luv Agarwal cautioned against unnecessary testing and said that people should only get tested after self-monitoring their symptoms.
Delhi on Friday recorded 17,335 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day rise since May 8, and nine deaths, while the positivity rate mounted to 17.73 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.
Janhvi Kapoor has expressed her concern about the lack of work prospects and the financial hardship that people face during the pandemic.
The World Health Organisation has so far identified 13 Covid-19 variants. These include the deadly Delta and the highly infectious Omicron but also variants like Eta and Kappa that have stopped being big threats.
'RRR' directed by SS Rajamouli was supposed to be released on January 7, but the rise of coronavirus infections across the country forced the producers to postpone it indefinitely.
In India, the number of covid-19 positive cases has been increasing on a daily basis. Here are TV and Bollywood celebrities who have lately tested positive for the virus.
The new Covid-restrictions were issued after Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi chaired a review meeting to take stock of the Covid situation in the state.
Over 40 lakh children between 15-18 years of age were administered the Covid-19 vaccine till 8 pm on the first day of the vaccination drive
Centre has directed employees below the level of Under Secretary to work at 50 per cent capacity from office as cases rise at an exponential rate. Rest, to work from home.
The Omicron variant was confirmed in 10 people in Thiruvananthapuram, seven in Alappuzha and six each in Thrissur and Malappuram, the release said.
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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