549 new Omicron cases reported in Singapore on Jan 13, including 366 locally transmitted

There were 960 new non-Omicron COVID-19 cases reported on Jan 13.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 14 January 2022, 1:06 PM

There were 549 new Omicron cases, including 366 locally transmitted cases, reported on Thursday (Jan 13).

There were also 960 non-Omicron COVID-19 cases on Thursday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Of these infections, 481 were locally transmitted and 192 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

The weekly infection growth rate on Thursday was 1.43, down from Wednesday’s 1.60. It is the third consecutive day that the growth rate went down.

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.

No deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Thursday. The national death toll remains at 839.

There were 850 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 172 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,14 cases require oxygen supplementation and 9 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 7,239 cases have been recorded, of which 99.1 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.7 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Jan 12, 91 per cent of the eligible population, 87 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 89 per cent have received at least one dose and 49 per cent have received boosters.

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