438 new Omicron cases reported in Singapore on Jan 4, including 91 locally transmitted

There were 842 new COVID-19 cases reported on Jan 4.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 5 January 2022, 11:13 AM

There were 438 new Omicron cases, including 91 locally transmitted cases, reported on Tuesday (Jan 4).

In total, there were 842 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Of the new infections, 334 were from the community and 195 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

The weekly infection growth rate on Tuesday was 1.09 and it was the first time it has gone above one since Nov 12. The growth rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before.

Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday. The national death toll stands at 832.

There were 271 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 181 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 21 cases require oxygen supplementation and 16 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 8,069 cases have been recorded, of which 98.8 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.8 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Jan 3, 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 42 per cent have received boosters.

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