Singapore reports 13,158 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 6, including 11,493 with mild symptoms
There were 13,018 local cases on Sunday.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 13,158 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Mar 6).
This included 5,179 cases between 12 and 39 years old.
Among all the cases on Sunday, 1,665 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 1,610 were local cases.
Another 11,493 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 11,408 were local cases.
In total, there were 13,018 local transmission cases.
The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate remained at 0.95. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 meant the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.
There were 1,437 patients hospitalised on Sunday, down from 1,559 on Saturday. Of these, 190 cases required oxygen supplementation and 47 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.
There were also 18,172 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day.
Five deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, taking the national death toll to 1,078.
In the last 28 days, 429,987 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 5, 95 per cent of the eligible population and 91 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated. 92 per cent have received at least one vaccine dose and 69 per cent have received boosters.