5,996 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Jan 25, including 3,934 with mild symptoms

There were 5,578 local cases on Tuesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 26 January 2022, 10:34 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 5,996 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Jan 25), almost double the 3,002 cases reported on Monday.

Among the new infections, 2,687 were aged between 12 and 39. 

Of the cases reported on Tuesday, 2,062 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 1,662 local cases.

Another 3,934 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 3,916 were local cases. 

In total, there were 5,578 local transmission cases reported on Tuesday.

Despite the spike in cases on Tuesday, the weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate dropped to 2.68, down from 2.69 on Monday. 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.

Two deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, taking the national death toll to 850.

There were 3,067 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 509 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 35 cases require oxygen supplementation and 10 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit. 

In the last 28 days, 33,525 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 24, 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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