675 new Omicron cases reported in Singapore on Jan 16, including 422 locally transmitted

There were 863 new non-Omicron COVID-19 cases reported on Jan 16.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 17 January 2022, 11:49 AM

There were 675 new Omicron cases, including 422 locally transmitted cases, reported on Sunday (Jan 16).

The Ministry of Health (MOH) also reported 863 non-Omicron COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Of these infections, 500 were locally transmitted and 185 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

The weekly infection growth rate on Sunday was 1.49, up from Saturday’s 1.47.

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 Sunday. The national death toll remains at 843.

There were 823 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 196 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these, 8 cases require oxygen supplementation and 13 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 8,069 cases have been recorded, of which 99.2 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.6 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Jan 15, 91 per cent of the eligible population, 88 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 90 per cent have received at least one dose and 51 per cent have received boosters.

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