662 new COVID-19 cases reported on Dec 6; 295 cases aged 12-39
Two Omicron infections have been confirmed.
There were 662 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on Monday (Dec 6), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).
This is the fourth day in a row that the daily case count has fallen below 1,000.
Of the new infections, 638 were from the community and 295 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.
No new clusters have been identified. MOH is closely monitoring an active cluster that has reported new cases — THK Home For Disabled at Sembawang.
Two imported cases that tested preliminarily positive for the Omicron variant on Dec 2 were confirmed to be infected with the variant, MOH updated on Monday.
“The National Public Health Laboratory has completed whole genome sequencing for Cases 271487 and 271598 and confirmed their infection with Omicron,” said MOH.
“Both are fully vaccinated, and have mild symptoms of cough and scratchy throat. They were isolated upon arrival in Singapore on Dec 1, and had not interacted in the community.”
There were four COVID-19-related deaths reported on Dec 6. They were aged between 81 and 97 years old, and all had underlying medical conditions that interfered with their recovery.
The national death toll now stands at 763.
MOH said it will stop issuing daily press releases on infection statistics from Dec 7, as the current wave of Delta infections subsides.
However, members of the public can still access information on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, including the hospital capacity, status of COVID-19 patients, vaccination progress and number of cases on the MOH website.