S'pore reports 9,420 new Covid-19 cases, 1,272 patients hospitalised

The weekly Covid-19 infection growth rate stood at 1.46. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - A total of 9,420 Covid-19 cases were reported on Sunday (Feb 13). Of these, 9,195 of them were local ones, down from 10,325 local cases reported on Saturday.

But there were also four deaths on Sunday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its nightly update on case numbers.

Another 1,272 people were hospitalised with Covid-19, up from the 1,206 cases on Saturday. This is the ninth day in a row that hospitalisation numbers have crossed the 1,000 mark.

There were also 24 patients in intensive care unit (ICU), with a total of 162 people requiring oxygen support, up from 151 on Saturday.

Of Sunday's 9,195 local cases, 2,153 of them were detected through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Another 7,042 cases were detected through antigen rapid tests (ART), which means the patients displayed no symptoms or their symptoms were mild.

There were also 225 new imported cases, with 196 detected through PCR tests and 29 through ART.

The weekly Covid-19 infection growth rate stood at 1.46, down from 1.54 the day before.

The rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week, over the week before.

A rate of more than one shows that the number of new weekly Covid-19 cases is increasing.

With the latest update on Sunday, Singapore has recorded a total of 469,495 Covid-19 cases, and 897 deaths.

Ninety-three per cent of Singapore's eligible population have completed the full vaccination regimen, and 63 per cent of the total population have received the vaccine booster shot.

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