1,472 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 20; weekly infection growth rate rises to 2.17

Of the new infections, 1,133 were locally transmitted.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 21 January 2022, 12:36 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 1,472 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday (Jan 20) in Singapore while the weekly infection growth rate rose to 2.17, up from Wednesday’s 1.96.

Of the new infections on Thursday, 1,133 were locally transmitted. 

It is the first time since Sep 19, 2021 that Singapore’s weekly infection growth rate has gone over 2.00.

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.

MOH added that 1,001 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed to be of the Omicron variant as well. Of these, 952 were locally transmitted cases. 

One death related to COVID-19 was reported on Thursday, taking the national death toll to 845.

There were 966 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 306 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,16 cases require oxygen supplementation and 14 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit. 

In the last 28 days, 11,183 cases have been recorded, of which 99.3 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.6 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Jan 19, 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 54 per cent have received boosters.

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