13,011 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Feb 8, 1,194 patients hospitalised

There were 12,791 local cases on Tuesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 9 February 2022, 11:28 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 13,011 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (Feb 8), up from 7,806 on Monday.

The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 rose to 1,194 cases, up from 1,165 cases on Monday. Of these, 107 cases require oxygen supplementation and 23 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

This is the fourth day in a row that the number of cases hospitalised have crossed 1,000. There were also 8,892 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Of the COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday, 2,946 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 2,753 local cases. 

Another 10,065 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 10,038 were local cases.

In total, there were 12,791 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate rose to 1.69, up from Monday’s 1.52. 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.

Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, taking the national death toll to 877.

In the last 28 days, 121,587 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 7, 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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