3,002 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 24, weekly infection growth rate decreases to 2.69

There were 2,624 local cases on Monday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 25 January 2022, 12:40 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 3,002 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (Jan 24).

Among the new infections, 1,216 were aged between 12 and 39.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate also dropped to 2.69 on Monday, down from 2.75 on Sunday. 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.

Of the cases reported on Monday, 1,365 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 994 local cases. 

Another 1,637 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 1,630 were local cases.

In total, there were 2,624 local transmission cases reported on Monday. 

No deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Monday. The national death toll remains at 848.

There were 3,034 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 478 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 32 cases require oxygen supplementation and 11 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit. 

In the last 28 days, 28,139 cases have been recorded, of which 99.6 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.3 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Jan 23, 91 per cent of the eligible population, 88 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 91 per cent have received at least one dose and 55 per cent have received boosters.

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