Singapore reports 4,848 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 27 including 4,305 with mild symptoms

There were 4,747 local cases on Sunday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 28 March 2022, 12:24 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 4,848 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Mar 27). 

This is the lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases in Singapore since Feb 3.

This included 1,911 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

On Sunday, 543, including 526 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. 

Another 4,305 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 4,221 were local cases. 

In total, there were 4,747 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.75 from 0.77 on Saturday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 694 patients hospitalised on Sunday, down from 731 on Saturday. Of these, 86 cases required oxygen supplementation and 22 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 7,391 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Four deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, taking the national death toll to 1,250.

In the last 28 days, 356,750 cases have been recorded, of which 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.3 per cent required oxygen supplementation.

As of Mar 26, 95 per cent of the eligible population and 92 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated. Of which, 93 per cent have received at least one vaccine dose and 71 per cent have received boosters.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced in a live broadcast on Thursday (Mar 24) that new COVID-19 measures will come into effect on Mar 29. The new measures include optional wearing of masks outdoors, and an increase in social gathering sizes to 10 people. 

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