Singapore reports 14,228 new COVID-19 cases on Feb 27, including 11,864 with mild symptoms

There were 14,064 local cases on Sunday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 28 February 2022, 12:09 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 14,228 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Feb 27). 

Among the cases on Sunday, 5,475 cases were between 12 and 39 years old.

Of the COVID-19 cases reported, 2,364 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 2,255 were local cases. 

Another 11,864 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 11,809 were local cases. 

In total, there were 14,064 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 1.14, down from 1.21 on Saturday. 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 1,553 cases hospitalised on Sunday, the same as the day before. Of these, 214 cases require oxygen supplementation and 46 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 19,041 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

The cumulative death toll has also crossed the 1,000 mark, as eight deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, taking the national death toll to 1,007.

In the last 28 days, 357,373 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 26, 94 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 67 per cent have received boosters.

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