Singapore reports 13,166 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 22 including 11,537 with mild symptoms

There were 12,925 local cases on Tuesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 23 March 2022, 12:30 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 13,166 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (Mar 22). 

This included 5,373 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

On Tuesday, 1,629, including 1,602 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. 

Another 11,537 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 11,323 were local cases. 

In total, there were 12,925 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate increased to 0.74 from 0.72 on Monday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,023 patients hospitalised on Tuesday, down from 1,062 on Monday. Of these, 141 cases required oxygen supplementation and 24 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 9,716 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day.

Six deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, taking the national death toll to 1,214.

In the last 28 days, 409,009 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 21, 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 71 per cent have received boosters.

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