4,832 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 26, including 2,996 with mild symptoms

There were 4,560 local cases on Wednesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 27 January 2022, 12:49 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 4,832 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (Jan 26).

Among the new infections, 2,171 were aged between 12 and 39. 

Of the cases reported on Wednesday, 1,836 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 1,577 local cases. 

Another 2,996 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 2,983 were local cases. 

In total, there were 4,560 local transmission cases reported on Wednesday.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate dropped to 2.50, down from 2.68 on Tuesday. 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 Wednesday. The national death toll remains at 850.

There were 2,948 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 580 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 44 cases require oxygen supplementation and 11 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit. 

In the last 28 days, 37,896 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 25, 91 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 56 per cent have received boosters.

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