255 new COVID-19 cases, including 67 imported cases, reported on Dec 19

Of the new cases, 182 were from the community.

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Published: 20 December 2021, 1:23 PM

There were 255 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on Sunday (Dec 19), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Of the new infections, 182 were from the community and 94 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

There were 67 imported cases, the highest number of new imported infections reported in Singapore since the start of the pandemic. The previous high was 55 cases on Jan 30.

No new cases of the Omicron variant were reported on Dec 19.

Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Dec 19. The national death toll now stands at 813.

There were 503 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. Currently, 496 cases remain warded in hospitals, with 62 cases requiring oxygen supplementation. There are 36 cases that remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 23,218 cases have been recorded, of which 98.6 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.9 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Dec 18, 96 per cent of the eligible population, 87 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 88 per cent have received at least one dose and 33 per cent have received boosters.

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