5,554 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 28, including 3,667 with mild symptoms

There were 5,272 local cases on Friday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 29 January 2022, 11:49 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported  5,554 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (Jan 28).

Among the new infections, 2,430 were aged between 12 and 39. 

Of the cases reported on Friday, 1,887 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 1,626 local cases. 

Another 3,667 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 3,646 were local cases. 

In total, there were 5,272 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate dropped to 2.24, down from 2.37 on Thursday. 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.

Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Friday, taking the national death toll to 853.

There were 5,454 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 636 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 46 cases require oxygen supplementation and 10 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 47,890 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 27, 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 57 per cent have received boosters.

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