16,883 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Feb 16, 13 deaths

There were 16,689 local cases on Wednesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 17 February 2022, 2:44 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 16,883 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (Feb 16), including 6,763 who were aged between 12 and 39. 

Thirteen deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, taking the national death toll to 926. This is the highest in a day since Dec 5, 2021 when 13 people died as well.

Of the COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, 4,116 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 3,975 local cases. 

Another 12,767 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 12,714 were local cases. 

In total, there were 16,689 local transmission cases.

There were 1,352 cases hospitalised on Wednesday, down from 1,355 the day before. Of these, 153 cases require oxygen supplementation and 35 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 9,453 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 1.29, down from Tuesday’s 1.34. 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.

In the last 28 days, 206,299 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 15, 94 per cent of the eligible population and 90 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated, 92 per cent have received at least one dose and 64 per cent have received boosters.

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