15,283 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Feb 20, 12,169 with mild symptoms

There were 15,071 local cases on Sunday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 21 February 2022, 12:11 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 15,283 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Feb 20), including 5,822 who were aged between 12 and 39. 

Of the cases reported, 3,114 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 2,958 local cases. 

Another 12,169 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 12,113 were local cases. 

In total, there were 15,071 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate increased to 1.59, up from 1.54 on Saturday. 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.

Four deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, taking the national death toll to 945.

There were 1,523 cases hospitalised on Sunday, up from 1,491 the day before. Of these, 195 cases require oxygen supplementation and 39 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 17,073 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

In the last 28 days, 262,729 cases have been recorded, of which 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.2 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Feb 19, 94 per cent of the eligible population and 91 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated, 92 per cent have received at least one dose and 66 per cent have received boosters.

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