4,498 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 30, including 3,074 with mild symptoms

There were 4,226 local cases on Sunday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 31 January 2022, 12:08 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 4,498 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Jan 30).

Among the new infections, 1,906 were aged between 12 and 39. 

Of the cases reported on Sunday, 1,424 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 1,164 local cases. 

Another 3,074 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 3,062 were local cases. 

In total, there were 4,226 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate dropped to 2.02, down from 2.24 on Saturday. The growth rate refers to 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.

No deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday. The national death toll remains at 854.

There were 5,155 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 709 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 60 cases require oxygen supplementation and 12 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit. 

In the last 28 days, 56,747 cases have been recorded, of which 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.3 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Jan 29, 92 per cent of the eligible population, 88 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 91 per cent have received at least one dose and 58 per cent have received boosters.

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