7,752 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Feb 6, 1,074 patients hospitalised

There were 7,639 local cases on Sunday.

Naren Sankar

Nostalgic man, never giving up. Loves cartoons.

Published: 7 February 2022, 11:55 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 7,752 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Feb 6), down from 10,390 on Saturday.

The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 however rose to 1,074 cases, up from 1,068 cases on Saturday. Of these, 92 cases require oxygen supplementation and 21 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

This is the second day in a row hospitalisation numbers have crossed 1,000. There were also 4,732 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Of the COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday, 1,617 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 1,518 local cases. 

Another 6,135 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 6,121 were local cases.

In total, there were 7,639 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate rose to 1.49, up from Saturday’s 1.44. 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.

Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, taking the national death toll to 871.

In the last 28 days, 102,391 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 Feb 5, 92 per cent of the eligible population, 89 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 91 per cent have received at least one dose and 60 per cent have received boosters.

You may like these