Singapore reports 13,544 new COVID-19 cases on Feb 28, including 11,571 with mild symptoms

There were 13,450 local cases on Monday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 1 March 2022, 12:51 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 13,544 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (Feb 28).

Among the cases on Monday, 5,384 cases were between 12 and 39 years old.

Of the COVID-19 cases reported, 1,973 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 1,907 were local cases. 

Another 11,571 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 11,543 were local cases. 

In total, there were 13,450 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 1.09, down from 1.14 on Sunday. The growth rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before and a weekly infection growth rate above one indicates an increasing number of new weekly cases.

There were 1,649 cases hospitalised on Monday, up from 1,553 on Sunday. Of these, 221 cases require oxygen supplementation and 49 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 18,884 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Twelve deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Monday, taking the national death toll to 1,019.

In the last 28 days, 366,582 cases have been recorded, of which 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.2 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Feb 27, 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 dose and 68 per cent have received boosters.

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