9,420 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Feb 13, 1,272 patients hospitalised

There were 9,195 local cases on Sunday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 14 February 2022, 12:21 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 9,420 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Feb 13). 

Sunday’s figure is down from the 10,505 cases reported on Saturday.

There were 1,272 cases hospitalised on Sunday, up from 1,206 the day before. Of these, 162 cases require oxygen supplementation and 24 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

This is the ninth day in a row that the number of cases hospitalised have crossed 1,000. There were also 10,133 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Of the COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday, 2,349 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. This included 2,153 local cases. 

Another 7,071 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 7,042 were local cases. 

In total, there were 9,195 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 1.46, down from Saturday’s 1.54. 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.

Four deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, taking the national death toll to 897.

In the last 28 days, 167,004 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 12, 93 per cent of the eligible population and 90 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated, 92 per cent have received at least one dose and 63 per cent have received boosters.

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