Singapore reports 16,165 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 10 including 14,088 with mild symptoms

There were 15,990 local cases on Thursday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 11 March 2022, 11:58 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 16,165 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday (Mar 10). 

Among the new cases, 6,625 were between 12 and 39 years old.

On Thursday, 2,077, including 2,032 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. 

Another 14,088 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 13,958 were local cases. 

In total, there were 15,990 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.93 from 0.94 on Wednesday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,450 patients hospitalised on Thursday, down from 1,513 on Wednesday. Of these, 188 cases required oxygen supplementation and 36 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 13,375 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Six deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, taking the national death toll to 1,116.

In the last 28 days, 457,051 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 9, 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.

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