104 new Omicron cases reported on Dec 26, including 31 locally transmitted

Two clusters have been linked to the Omicron variant so far in Singapore.

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Published: 27 December 2021, 11:49 AM

There are 104 new Omicron cases as of Dec 26, including 31 locally transmitted cases, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

None of the Omicron cases in Singapore have been severe so far, and infected individuals have not required oxygen supplementation or intensive care, said the Health Ministry on Dec 26.

However, this may also be because most cases are fully vaccinated and from younger age groups, said MOH.

There have been two clusters linked to Omicron in Singapore so far. One cluster of 10 cases linked to The Vinyl Bar in River Valley Road was detected on Dec 25 and another linked to an Anytime Fitness gym was first reported on Dec 21.

Singapore also reported 209 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Dec 26).

The daily new COVID-19 cases and new confirmed Omicron cases are presented as two separate sets of data on MOH’s website.

Of the new infections, 105 were from the community and 61 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

One death related to COVID-19 was reported on Dec 26. The national death toll now stands at 822.

There were 345 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. Currently, 377 cases remain warded in hospitals, with 43 cases requiring oxygen supplementation. There are 26 cases that remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 14,416 cases have been recorded, of which 98.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.9 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Dec 25, 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 36 per cent have received boosters.

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