Singapore reports 9,042 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 14 including 7,598 with mild symptoms
There were 8,941 local cases on Monday.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 9,042 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (Mar 14).
Among the new cases, 3,464 were between 12 and 39 years old.
On Monday, 1,444, including 1,413 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.
Another 7,598 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 7,528 were local cases.
In total, there were 8,941 local transmission cases.
The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.84 from 0.87 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 1,310 patients hospitalised on Monday, down from 1,348 on Sunday. Of these, 171 cases required oxygen supplementation and 37 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.
There were also 16,069 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day.
Eight deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Monday, taking the national death toll to 1,153.
In the last 28 days, 465,021 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 13, 95 per cent of the eligible population and 91 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated. Of which, 92 per cent have received at least one vaccine dose and 70 per cent have received boosters.