709 new COVID-19 cases reported on Dec 8; 297 aged between 12 and 39

Of the new cases, 679 were from the community.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 9 December 2021, 4:23 PM

There were 709 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on Wednesday (Dec 8), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Of the new infections, 679 were from the community and 297 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

It is the sixth day in a row that daily new COVID-19 cases have fallen below 1,000.

Three COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Dec 8. The national death toll now stands at 774.

There were 1,113 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. Currently, 784 cases remain warded in hospitals, with 139 cases requiring oxygen supplementation. There are 50 cases that remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 43,346 cases have been recorded, of which 98.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.8 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Dec 7, 96 per cent of the eligible population, 87 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 87 per cent have received at least one dose and 29 per cent have received boosters.

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