Singapore reports 18,597 new COVID-19 cases on Feb 25, including 15,411 with mild symptoms

There were 18,383 local cases on Friday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 26 February 2022, 12:29 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 18,597 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (Feb 25).

Among the cases on Friday, 7,352 cases were between 12 and 39 years old.

Of the COVID-19 cases reported, 3,186 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 3,070 were local cases. 

Another 15,411 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 15,313 were local cases.

In total, there were 18,383 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 1.26, down from 1.37 on Thursday. The growth rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before and a weekly infection growth rate above one indicates an increasing number of new weekly cases.

There were 1,584 cases hospitalised on Friday, down from 1,615 the day before. Of these, 211 cases require oxygen supplementation and 46 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 25,327 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Eleven deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Friday, taking the national death toll to 986. 

In the last 28 days, 335,780 cases have been recorded, of which 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.2 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Feb 24, 94 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 dose and 67 per cent have received boosters.

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