5,469 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 27, including 3,571 with mild symptoms

There were 5,090 local cases on Thursday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 28 January 2022, 12:28 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 5,469 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday (Jan 27).

Among the new infections, 2,424 were aged between 12 and 39. 

Of the cases reported on Thursday, 1,898 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 1,537 local cases. 

Another 3,571 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 3,553 were local cases. 

In total, there were 5,090 local transmission cases reported on Thursday.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate dropped to 2.37, down from 2.50 on Wednesday. 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 Thursday. The national death toll remains at 850.

There were 3,109 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 611 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 49 cases require oxygen supplementation and 12 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit. 

In the last 28 days, 42,790 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 26, 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 57 per cent have received boosters.

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