22,211 COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore from Apr 12 to 18

The number of cases have been decreasing in the past week.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 19 April 2022, 4:29 PM

Singapore reported 22,211 COVID-19 cases in the past week, from Apr 12 to 18.

Cases have been trending downwards. The 4,552 cases reported on Apr 12 was the highest in a day over the last seven days, while the 1,670 infections reported on Saturday (Apr 16) was the least in a day over the same period. 

In total, there were 21,505 local cases between Apr 12 and Apr 18. This included 2,499 cases detected by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests and 19,006 cases with mild symptoms and are of low risks detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART). 

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate is at 0.80 as of Monday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,964 hospitalisations over the past week. The most number of people hospitalised in a day was 324 on Apr 12 while the lowest number in a day was 260 on Apr 17.

In total, 23,827 cases were discharged from the hospital over the past week.

There were 13 deaths related to COVID-19 from Apr 12 to 18, taking the national death toll to 1,316. 

In the last 28 days, 136,862 cases have been recorded, of which 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.2 per cent required oxygen supplementation.

As of Apr 17, 96 per cent of the eligible population and 92 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated. Of which, 93 per cent have received at least one vaccine dose and 73 per cent have received boosters.

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