101 new Omicron cases reported in Singapore on Dec 27, including 22 locally transmitted
There were 22 locally transmitted Omicron cases.
There were 101 new Omicron cases reported on Monday (Dec 27), including 22 locally transmitted cases, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Singapore also reported 280 new non-Omicron COVID-19 cases. Of these infections, 141 were from the community and 71 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.
MOH said on Sunday that new Omicron cases will be placed on Home Recovery Programme or treated at community care facilities depending on their clinical presentation. This is because international evidence has suggested that the Omicron variant is less severe than the Delta variant.
However, it is still highly transmissible, the Ministry said. In its last update, MOH said there were 546 confirmed Omicron cases, of which 103 were local cases.
Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Monday. The national death toll now stands at 825.
There were 319 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 363 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 42 cases require oxygen supplementation and 26 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.
In the last 28 days, 13,467 cases have been recorded, of which 98.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.8 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.
As of Dec 26, 96 per cent of the eligible population, 87 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 88 per cent have received at least one dose and 37 per cent have received boosters.