Singapore reports 7,859 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 20 including 6,618 with mild symptoms

There were 7,733 local cases on Sunday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 21 March 2022, 1:21 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 7,859 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Mar 20), the lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases reported since Feb 7.

This included 3,018 cases between 12 and 39 years old.

On Sunday, 1,241, including 1,212 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. 

Another 6,618 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 6,521 were local cases. 

In total, there were 7,733 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate increased to 0.71 from 0.70 on Saturday. A weekly infection growth rate below 1.00 means the number of new COVID-19 cases this week is on the decline.

Singapore crossed one million total reported COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began on Mar 19. Including Sunday’s cases, there have been 1,015,017 COVID-19 cases reported thus far.

On Sunday, 1,065 patients were hospitalised. Of these, 139 cases required oxygen supplementation and 23 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

A total of 11,284 cases were discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

Four deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, taking the national death toll to 1,198.

In the last 28 days, 427,897 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 19, 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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