Singapore reports 11,278 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 16 including 9,762 with mild symptoms

There were 11,141 local cases on Wednesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 17 March 2022, 1:05 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 11,278 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (Mar 16).

This included 4,394 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

On Wednesday, 1,516, including 1,461 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. 

Another 9,762 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 9,680 were local cases. 

In total, there were 11,141 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.76 from 0.80 on Tuesday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,238 patients hospitalised on Wednesday, down from 1,311 on Tuesday. Of these, 171 cases required oxygen supplementation and 36 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 10,871 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Eleven deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, taking the national death toll to 1,170.

In the last 28 days, 455,978 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 15, 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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