1,448 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 18; 589 Omicron cases confirmed
Of the new infections, 990 were locally transmitted.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 1,448 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Jan 18) in Singapore.
It is the second day in a row that daily cases have exceeded 1,000.
Of the new infections on Tuesday, 990 were locally transmitted.
MOH added that 589 COVID-19 cases were confirmed to be Omicron cases as well. Of these, 504 were locally transmitted cases.
The weekly infection growth rate on Tuesday was 1.76, up from Monday’s 1.60. 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.
No deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday. The national death toll remains at 843, the third consecutive day with no deaths reported.
There were 772 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 247 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,16 cases require oxygen supplementation and 13 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.
In the last 28 days, 9,334 cases have been recorded, of which 99.2 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.6 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.
As of Jan 17, 91 per cent of the eligible population, 88 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 90 per cent have received at least one dose and 53 per cent have received boosters.