Singapore reports 15,345 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 11 including 13,354 with mild symptoms
There were 15,130 local cases on Friday.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 15,345 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (Mar 11).
Among the new cases, 6,227 were between 12 and 39 years old.
On Friday, 1,991, including 1,915 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.
Another 13,354 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 13,215 were local cases.
In total, there were 15,130 local transmission cases.
The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.92 from 0.93 on Thursday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.
There were 1,396 patients hospitalised on Friday, down from 1,450 on Thursday. Of these, 170 cases required oxygen supplementation and 39 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.
There were also 21,481 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day.
Thirteen deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Friday, taking the national death toll to 1,129.
In the last 28 days, 462,410 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 10, 95 per cent of the eligible population and 91 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated. Of which, 92 per cent have received at least one vaccine dose and 69 per cent have received boosters.