322 new COVID-19 cases reported on Dec 23, including record 89 imported cases

There were 226 cases reported in the community.

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Published: 24 December 2021, 12:32 PM

There were 322 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on Thursday (Dec 23), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Of the new infections, 226 were from the community and 110 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

There were also 89 imported cases, the highest number of new imported infections reported in Singapore since the start of the pandemic.

No Omicron cases were reported on Dec 23. In the previous update by MOH, there were 71 Omicron cases, of which 65 were imported.

Two COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Dec 23. The national death toll now stands at 820.

There were 417 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. Currently, 419 cases remain warded in hospitals, with 50 cases requiring oxygen supplementation. There are 26 cases that remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days,17,524 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 22, 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 35 per cent have received boosters.

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