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1,774 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 17, including 609 Omicron cases

Of the new Omicron cases, 380 were locally transmitted.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 18 January 2022, 2:20 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 1,774 COVID-19 cases on Monday (Jan 17), including 609 Omicron cases.

In total, 1,165 non-Omicron COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday. It is the first time since Dec 2 that it has gone above 1,000 in a day.

Among the Omicron cases, 380 were locally transmitted cases, while 631 of the non-Omicron COVID-19 cases were locally transmitted.

The weekly infection growth rate on Monday was 1.60, up from Sunday’s 1.49. 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 Monday. The national death toll remains at 843.

There were 699 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 217 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,13 cases require oxygen supplementation and 13 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 8,570 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 16, 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 52 per cent have received boosters.

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