6,264 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Feb 1, including 4,371 with mild symptoms

Among the new cases reported, 6,120 were of local transmissions.

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Published: 2 February 2022, 10:09 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a total of 6,264 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Feb 1). 

Of the new cases, 1,893 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction tests while 4,371 were detected through the Antigen Rapid Tests (ART). Cases detected through the ART and have been assessed by a doctor have mild symptoms and are of low risk. 

There were also 2,605 cases between the ages 12 and 39. 

Among the new cases reported, 6,120 were local cases. 

The weekly infection growth rate has decreased to 1.64, down from 1.94 on Monday. The growth rate is 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. 

As of Tuesday, there are 756 COVID-19 patients hospitalised, including 12 in the Intensive Care Unit. 66 of these patients require oxygen supplementation. However, a total of 5,218 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals. 

Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, bringing the national death toll to 858. 

As of Jan 31, 92 per cent of the eligible population which is 89 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated. 91 per cent of the total population have received at least one dose while 58 per cent have received their booster shots. 

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