S'pore COVID infection rate dips to 1.71 for 1st time since 24 Dec; 846 new cases

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Crowds cross the street in Singapore's Orchard Road shopping district on Sunday, 12 December 2021. (Photo by Joseph Nair/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Crowds cross the street in Orchard Road on 12 December, 2021 in Singapore. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — Singapore's weekly infection growth rate on Tuesday (11 January) dipped for the first time to 1.71 since 24 December last year.

The rate – the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before – was at 1.83 on Monday.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) also confirmed 846 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country's total case count to 287,243.

No COVID-19 related deaths were recorded on Tuesday. A total of 838 people have succumbed to the disease.

Of the new cases, 446 are local while 400 are imported. The MOH said 438 new Omicron cases, of whom 159 are local, were detected.

A total of 529 cases were discharged, while 165 remain warded. Of those still hospitalised, 17 require oxygen supplementation, while 11 are in the intensive care unit (ICU).

The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 51.1 per cent. Over the last 28 days, of the 7,046 infected individuals, 99 per cent had no or mild symptoms.

As of Monday, the total number of individuals who have completed their full regimen or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines is 91 per cent of the eligible population.

Among the total population, 87 per cent have done so, while 89 per cent have received at least one dose, and 48 per cent have received their booster shots.

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