Singapore reports 13,520 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 7, including 10,942 with mild symptoms

There were 13,371 local cases on Monday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 8 March 2022, 12:06 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 13,520 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (Mar 7). 

This included 5,377 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

Among all the cases on Monday, 2,578 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 2,516 were local cases. 

Another 10,942 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 10,855 were local cases. 

In total, there were 13,371 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate remained at 0.95. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,477 patients hospitalised on Monday, up from 1,437 on Sunday. Of these, 198 cases required oxygen supplementation and 54 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 18,174 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day.

Six deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Monday, taking the national death toll to 1,084.

In the last 28 days, 435,729 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 6, 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.


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