Singapore: 777 new Covid-19 cases, 535 Omicron infections confirmed

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SINGAPORE: On Friday, Singapore reported 777 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 283,991. According to the report, 366 of the new cases were in the community, 15 in migrant dormitories and 396 imported cases, citing figures from the Ministry of Health (MOH).

According to the government, 535 new Omicron cases were confirmed on Monday, of which 251 were domestic and 284 were imported. There are currently 165 patients in hospitals, including 13 seriously ill cases in the intensive care unit (ICU), which leads to an intensive care unit utilization of 43.2 percent. Two other patients have died of Covid-19 infection, bringing the total number of deaths to 837.

The weekly infection growth rate was 1.69 on Friday, up from 1.50 on Thursday. The data, which officials consider a key indicator when calibrating COVID-19 measures, relates to the ratio of community cases in the previous week.

A rate greater than one indicates that the number of new cases is increasing each week. On Tuesday, the weekly infection growth rate exceeded 1 for the first time since November 12.

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