19,420 new COVID-19 cases reported on Feb 15, new high in Singapore

There were 19,179 local cases on Tuesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 16 February 2022, 12:24 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 19,420 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (Feb 15), including 19,179 local transmission cases.

The case count on Tuesday is the highest recorded in a day since COVID-19 started in Singapore in January 2020. 

Of the cases reported on Tuesday, 3,259 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 3,077 local cases.

Another 16,161 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 16,102 were local cases. 

Among all new cases, 8,084 were aged between 12 and 39.

There were 1,355 cases hospitalised on Tuesday, up from 1,332 the day before. Of these, 140 cases require oxygen supplementation and 23 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 10,432 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 1.34, down from Monday’s 1.39. 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.

Seven deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, taking the national death toll to 913. 

In the last 28 days, 191,882 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 14, 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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