440 new Omicron cases reported in Singapore on Jan 5, including 138 locally transmitted

There were 805 new COVID-19 cases reported on Jan 5.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 6 January 2022, 11:59 AM

There were 440 new Omicron cases, including 138 locally transmitted cases, reported on Wednesday (Jan 5).

In total, there were 805 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Of the new infections, 353 were from the community and 201 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

The weekly infection growth rate on Wednesday was 1.28, up from 1.09 on Tuesday. This is the 12th consecutive day that it 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.

Two deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday. The national death toll is now at 834.

There were 453 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 185 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,17 cases require oxygen supplementation and 17 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 7,736 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 4, 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 43 per cent have received boosters.

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