327 new Omicron cases reported in Singapore on Jan 9, including 109 locally transmitted
There were 845 new COVID-19 cases reported on Jan 9.
There were 327 new Omicron cases, including 109 locally transmitted cases, reported on Sunday (Jan 9).
In total, there were 845 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Of the new infections, 242 were from the community and 105 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.
The weekly infection growth rate on Sunday was 1.80, up from 1.73 on Jan 8. It is the 16th consecutive day the growth rate has increased.
The growth rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before. A weekly infection growth rate that is more than one shows that the number of new weekly cases is still increasing.
One death related to COVID-19 was reported on Sunday. The national death toll is now at 838.
There were 431 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 164 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,14 cases require oxygen supplementation and 11 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.
In the last 28 days, 7,066 cases have been recorded, of which 98.9 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.8 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.
As of Jan 8, 91 per cent of the eligible population, 87 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 89 per cent have received at least one dose and 46 per cent have received boosters.