Singapore reports 24,080 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 1, including 21,130 with mild symptoms

There were 23,891 local cases on Tuesday.

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Published: 2 March 2022, 11:42 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 24,080 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (Mar 1). 

This is the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases ever recorded in a day in Singapore, following the 26,032 infections recorded on Feb 22.

Among the cases on Tuesday, 9,514 cases were between 12 and 39 years old.

Of the COVID-19 cases reported, 2,950 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 2,866 were local cases.

Another 21,130 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 21,025 were local cases. 

In total, there were 23,891 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 1.02, down from 1.09 on Monday. 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 1,726 cases hospitalised on Tuesday, up from 1,649 on Monday. Of these, 242 cases require oxygen supplementation and 53 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 17,205 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Eleven deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, taking the national death toll to 1,030.

In the last 28 days, 384,353 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 Feb 28, 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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