Singapore reports 7,538 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 21 including 6,646 with mild symptoms

There were 7,394 local cases on Monday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 22 March 2022, 12:42 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 7,538 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (Mar 21). 

This included 3,230 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

On Monday, 892, including 857 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. 

Another 6,646 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 6,537 were local cases. 

In total, there were 7,394 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate increased to 0.72 from 0.71 on Sunday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

There were 1,062 patients hospitalised on Monday, down from 1,065 on Sunday. Of these, 145 cases required oxygen supplementation and 25 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 10,706 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Ten deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Monday, taking the national death toll to 1,208.

In the last 28 days, 421,815 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 20, 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.

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