Singapore reports 19,159 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 2, including 16,482 with mild symptoms
There were 18,999 local cases on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 19,159 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (Mar 2).
Among the cases reported, 7,719 cases were between 12 and 39 years old.
Of the COVID-19 cases reported, 2,677 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 2,625 were local cases.
Another 16,482 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 16,374 were local cases.
In total, there were 18,999 local transmission cases.
The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.98 from 1.02 on Tuesday.
This is the first time since Jan 3 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 1,708 cases hospitalised on Wednesday, down from 1,726 on Tuesday. Of these, 215 cases require oxygen supplementation and 51 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.
There were also 14,722 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day.
Ten deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, taking the national death toll to 1,040.
In the last 28 days, 400,433 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 1, 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.