13,208 COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on Feb 4, including 10,336 mild cases
There were 13,046 local transmissions in total.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 13,208 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (Feb 4), including 13,046 local transmissions.
This is more than three times of the 4,087 local cases reported on Thursday.
Of the cases reported on Friday, 10,336 were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 10,312 were local cases.
Another 2,872 cases were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 2,734 local cases.
The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate also rose to 1.39, up from Thursday’s 1.23. 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.
It is the first time the rate has risen since Jan 23.
Six deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Friday, taking the national death toll to 866.
There were 5,936 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 998 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 96 cases require oxygen supplementation and 15 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.
In the last 28 days, 85,357 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 3, 92 per cent of the eligible population, 89 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 91 per cent have received at least one dose and 59 per cent have received boosters.