Singapore reports 15,851 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 15 including 13,916 with mild symptoms

There were 15,686 local cases on Tuesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 16 March 2022, 12:14 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 15,851 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (Mar 15). 

This included 6,086 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

On Tuesday, 1,935, including 1,900 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. 

Another 13,916 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 13,786 were local cases. 

In total, there were 15,686 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.80 from 0.84 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 1,311 patients hospitalised on Tuesday, slightly up from 1,310 on Monday. Of these, 191 cases required oxygen supplementation and 40 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 12,945 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 1,159.

In the last 28 days, 461,528 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 14, 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 70 per cent have received boosters.

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