438 new Omicron cases reported in Singapore on Jan 11, including 159 locally transmitted

There were 846 new COVID-19 cases reported on Jan 11.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 12 January 2022, 1:54 PM

There were 438 new Omicron cases, including 159 locally transmitted cases, reported on Tuesday (Jan 11).

In total, there were 846 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Of the new infections, 446 were locally transmitted and 209 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

The weekly infection growth rate on Tuesday was 1.71, down from Monday’s 1.83. It was the first time in 17 days the growth rate went down.

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.

No deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, the second day in a row without deaths. The national death toll remains at 838.

There were 529 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 165 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,17 cases require oxygen supplementation and 11 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 7,046 cases have been recorded, of which 99 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.8 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Jan 10, 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 48 per cent have received boosters.

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