Singapore reports 18,162 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 3, including 15,669 with mild symptoms

There were 17,991 local cases on Thursday.

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Published: 4 March 2022, 12:25 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 18,162 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday (Mar 3). 

This includes 7,320 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

Among all the cases on Thursday, 2,493 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 2,416 were local cases. 

Another 15,669 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 15,575 were local cases. 

In total, there were 17,991 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate remained at 0.98 since Wednesday.

It is the second day in a row that Singapore’s weekly infection growth rate has dipped below 1.00, meaning the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,685 patients hospitalised on Thursday, down from 1,708 on Wednesday. Of these, 232 cases require oxygen supplementation and 53 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 14,722 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Nine deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, taking the national death toll to 1,049.

In the last 28 days, 414,339 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 2, 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 68 per cent have received boosters.

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