797 new Omicron cases reported in Singapore on Jan 12, including 513 locally transmitted

There were 882 new non-Omicron COVID-19 cases reported on Jan 12.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 13 January 2022, 12:50 PM

There were 797 new Omicron cases, including 513 locally transmitted cases, reported on Wednesday (Jan 12).

The figure is nearly double of the 438 cases reported on Tuesday.

There were also 882 non-Omicron COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Of these infections, 486 were locally transmitted and 185 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39.

The weekly infection growth rate on Wednesday was 1.60, down from Tuesday’s 1.71. It is the second consecutive day that the growth rate went down.

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.

One death related to COVID-19 was reported on Wednesday. The national death toll remains at 839.

There were 636 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day, while 167 cases remain warded in hospitals. Of these,13 cases require oxygen supplementation and 11 cases remain in the Intensive Care Unit.

In the last 28 days, 7,081 cases have been recorded, of which 99 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.7 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Jan 11, 91 per cent of the eligible population, 87 per cent of total population, are fully vaccinated, 89 per cent have received at least one dose and 48 per cent have received boosters.

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