Singapore reports 7,584 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 25 including 6,486 with mild symptoms
There were 7,376 local cases on Friday.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 7,584 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (Mar 25).
This included 3,078 cases between 12 and 39 years old.
On Friday, 1,098, including 1,061 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.
Another 6,486 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 6,315 were local cases.
In total, there were 7,376 local transmission cases.
The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate remained at 0.79 from Thursday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.
There were 826 patients hospitalised on Friday, down from 873 on Thursday. Of these,101 cases required oxygen supplementation and 28 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.
There were also 12,655 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day.
Thirteen deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Friday, taking the national death toll to 1,239.
In the last 28 days, 376,469 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 24, 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.