Singapore reports 22,201 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 8, including 19,451 with mild symptoms

There were 21,986 local cases on Tuesday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 9 March 2022, 12:42 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 22,201 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (Mar 8). 

This included 8,767 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

Among all the cases on Tuesday, 2,750 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 2,692 were local cases. 

Another 19,451 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 19,294 were local cases. 

In total, there were 21,986 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate remained at 0.95. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,499 patients hospitalised on Tuesday, up from 1,477 on Monday. Of these, 190 cases required oxygen supplementation and 49 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 16,667 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Fifteen deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, taking the national death toll to 1,099.

In the last 28 days, 444,923 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 7, 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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