4,481 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 31, including 2,955 with mild symptoms

Out of the new cases reported, 4,241 were local cases.

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Published: 1 February 2022, 10:18 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 4,481 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (Jan 31).

Of the cases, 1,526 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction tests while 2,955 were detected through the Antigen Rapid Tests (ART). Cases detected through the ART and have been assessed by a doctor have mild symptoms and are of a low risk. 

There were also 1,827 cases between the ages 12 and 39. 

Among the new cases, 4,241 were transmitted locally. 

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate has dropped to 1.94, down from 2.02 on Sunday. The growth rate is the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before and a weekly infection growth rate above one indicates an increasing number of new weekly cases. 

As of Monday, there are a total of 759 hospitalised COVID-19 patients, including 10 in the Intensive Care Unit. 64 of these hospitalised patients require oxygen supplementation. However, a total of 5,529 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital. 

There was one death related to COVID-19 reported on Monday, bringing the national death toll to 855. 

As of Jan 30, 92 per cent of the eligible population which is 89 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated. 91 per cent of the total population have received at least one dose while 58 per cent have received their booster shots. 

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