Daily Reported COVID-19 Cases Dropped to Below 10K for the First Time in a Month

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Previously Health Minister Ong Ye Kung announced that the Omicron wave had peaked and was declining. Today, we’ll prove that to you with the numbers.

The past few weeks saw the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the five-digit range, going up to over 26,000 at the end of February.

But yesterday, we finally saw that number fall below 10,000 for the first time in a month.

Less Than 10,000 Cases Reported

On Sunday (13 March), a total of 9,701 cases were reported.

There were also 1,348 hospitalisations on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) daily update.

Why is the number of cases falling below 10,000 such a significant event?

Well, the last time this happened was on 14 February, a whole month ago.

The number of cases also saw a decline as compared to Saturday when there were 12,632 infections and 1,375 hospitalisations.

In comparison to last Sunday, the numbers also fell significantly from 13,158 cases.

Weekly Infection Growth Rate Remained Below One

The COVID-19 weekly infection growth rate remained below one at 0.87 on Sunday.

This is the 12th consecutive day the weekly infection rate has dipped below one since 2 March.

The rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before. A rate of more than one indicates the number of new weekly COVID-19 cases is increasing.

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Low Severity of Cases

On Sunday, there were 32 patients in the intensive care unit, and 181 required oxygen supplementation.

Of the local cases, 8,326 were detected through antigen rapid tests (ARTs) which meant they were assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk.

Another 1,271 cases were detected through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.

There were 104 new imported cases, of which 47 were detected through PCR tests and 57 through ARTs.


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As of yesterday, Singapore has recorded a total of 939,436 COVID-19 cases and 1,145 deaths.

About 95 per cent of the eligible population in Singapore have completed their full vaccination regimen, and 70 per cent of the total population have received their booster shot.

Some restrictions are also set to be eased on 15 March, as protection will mainly stem from masks and vaccinations.

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