Singapore reports 10,713 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 17 including 9,515 with mild symptoms

There were 10,585 local cases on Thursday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 18 March 2022, 12:51 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 10,713 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday (Mar 17). 

This included 4,232 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

On Thursday, 1,198, including 1,160 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.

Another 9,515 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 9,425 were local cases. 

In total, there were 10,585 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.73 from 0.76 on Wednesday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,230 patients hospitalised on Thursday, down from 1,238 on Wednesday. Of these, 146 cases required oxygen supplementation and 29 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 9,994 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day.

Twelve deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, taking the national death toll to 1,182.

In the last 28 days, 448,283 cases have been recorded, of which 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.2 per cent required oxygen supplementation.

As of Mar 16, 95 per cent of the eligible population and 92 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated. Of which, 93 per cent have received at least one vaccine dose and 70 per cent have received boosters.

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