365 new Omicron cases reported in Singapore on Jan 6, including 131 locally transmitted
There were 813 new COVID-19 cases reported on Jan 6.
There were 365 new Omicron cases, including 131 locally transmitted cases, reported on Thursday (Jan 6).
In total, there were 813 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Of the new infections, 404 were from the community and 227 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.
The weekly infection growth rate on Thursday was 1.50, up from 1.28 on Wednesday and 1.09 on Tuesday, marking the third consecutive day that the weekly infection growth rate has been above 1.
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 Thursday. The national death toll is now at 835.
There were 392 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 171 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,17 cases require oxygen supplementation and 16 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.
In the last 28 days, 7,494 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 5, 91 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 44 per cent have received boosters.