Singapore reports 17,051 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 9, including 14,695 with mild symptoms

There were 16,858 local cases on Wednesday.

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Published: 10 March 2022, 12:23 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 17,051 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (Mar 9).

Among the new cases, 6,809 were between 12 and 39 years old.

On Wednesday, 2,356, including 2,295 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. 

Another 14,695 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 14,563 were local cases. 

In total, there were 16,858 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.94, down from 0.95 on Tuesday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,513 patients hospitalised on Wednesday, up from 1,499 on Tuesday. Of these, 187 cases required oxygen supplementation and 50 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 13,707 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Eleven deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, taking the national death toll to 1,110.

In the last 28 days, 451,604 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 8, 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 vaccine dose and 69 per cent have received boosters.

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