1,615 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 19; 1,185 Omicron cases confirmed

Of the new infections, 1,205 were locally transmitted.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 20 January 2022, 11:55 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 1,615 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (Jan 19) in Singapore. 

It is the third day in a row that daily cases have exceeded 1,000. 

Of the new infections on Wednesday, 1,205 were locally transmitted. 

MOH added that 1,185 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed to be of the Omicron variant as well. Of these, 965 were locally transmitted cases.

The number of Omicron infections were more than double of the 589 cases confirmed on Tuesday

The weekly infection growth rate on Wednesday was 1.96, up from Tuesday’s 1.76. 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.

One death related to COVID-19 was reported on Wednesday, taking the national death toll to 844.

There were 686 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 281 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,18 cases require oxygen supplementation and 13 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days,10,282 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 18, 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.

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