He also said that the city is expected to record less than 25,000 coronavirus cases on Friday.
The minister added that more than 13,000 hospital beds are lying vacant in the city.
In a statement, health minister Satyendar Jain said the Delhi government is making all necessary arrangements in view of the rising coronavirus cases and the situation is normal.
After the CBSE exams commenced, directions were issued to close vaccination centres in schools.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said out of the nine fatalities in the national capital, most patients had comorbidities.
Covid-19: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the maximum international flight traffic is the reason stricter measures have been implemented in the national capital.
Several public figures, including politicians, ministers have tested positive for Covid in the span of the last few days.
Asked whether the AAP government was considering a lockdown in the city, Jain said Delhi has already taken stringent actions, including imposing night curfew and weekend curfew, which are sufficient for the time being. There is no need for a lockdown right now.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that there is no need for imposing another lockdown in Delhi as of now. He informed that the national capital is expecting 14,000 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday.
The minister also said only 300-400 samples are being sent for genome sequencing now as sequencing of all samples is not possible.
The Delhi government on Tuesday announced a weekend curfew and work from home for its offices as the city recorded 5,481 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest number since May 16.
According to experts, the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in Delhi should be considered largely due to the Omicron variant, said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
Earlier in the day, Jain had told reporters that Omicron accounted for 84 per cent of the latest Covid samples tested.
Latest genome sequencing data from Delhi shows that 81% of the samples of Covid-19 positive swabs have tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed.
According to the Delhi Health Minister Satyndar Jain, of the latest 187 Covid samples tested, 152 had Omicron. Genome sequencing reports of December 30-31 suggested that 84 per cent of the samples tested had Omicron.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had on Wednesday decided that Covid-related restrictions imposed in Delhi under the ‘yellow alert’ would continue for the time being and authorities would monitor the situation for a while before deciding on fresh curbs.
Omicron is gradually spreading in community as people with no travel history are also getting infected, said Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain.
The national capital on Tuesday registered a massive spike in daily COVID-19 with 496 fresh cases, the highest since June 4, while the positivity rate also rose to 0.89 percent along with one fatality.
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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