10,314 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Feb 9, 1,205 patients hospitalised

There were 10,175 local cases on Wednesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 10 February 2022, 12:27 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 10,314 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (Feb 9). 

Wednesday’s figure is down from the 13,011 reported on Tuesday.

There were 1,205 cases hospitalised on Wednesday. Of these, 111 cases require oxygen supplementation and 30 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

This is the fifth day in a row that the number of cases hospitalised have crossed 1,000. There were also 8,052 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Of the COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, 2,628 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 2,514 local cases. 

Another 7,686 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 7,661 were local cases. 

In total, there were 10,175 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate rose to 2.00, up from Tuesday’s 1.69.The growth rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before and a weekly infection growth rate above one indicates an increasing number of new weekly cases.

Four deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, taking the national death toll to 881.

In the last 28 days, 130,982 cases have been recorded, of which 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.3 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Feb 8, 93 per cent of the eligible population and 89 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated, 92 per cent have received at least one dose and 61 per cent have received boosters.

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