Singapore reports 9,701 new COVID-19 cases on Mar 13 including 8,383 with mild symptoms

There were 9,597 local cases on Sunday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 14 March 2022, 12:37 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 9,701 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Mar 13). 

It is the first time the daily COVID-19 cases have dropped below 10,000 since Feb 14.

Among the new cases, 3,647 were between 12 and 39 years old.

On Sunday, 1,318, including 1,271 local cases, were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. 

Another 8,383 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 8,326 were local cases. 

In total, there were 9,597 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate decreased to 0.87 from 0.89 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 1,348 patients hospitalised on Sunday, down from 1,375 on Saturday. Of these, 181 cases required oxygen supplementation and 32 cases were in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 16,291 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day.

Six deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, taking the national death toll to 1,145.

In the last 28 days, 465,007 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 12, 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.

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