3,155 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore as MOH starts including milder infections in daily case count

3,155 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore as MOH starts including milder infections in daily case count

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21/1/2022 7:21:00 PM

3,155 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore as MOH starts including milder infections in daily case count

SINGAPORE — Singapore reported 3,155 new Covid-19 infections as of noon on Friday (Jan 21), comprising 2,794 local infections and 361 imported ones. The surge in the number of new cases, considering Thursday\u0027s figure was just 1,472, is due to the inclusion of the number

SINGAPORE — Singapore reported 3,155 new Covid-19 infections as of noon on Friday (Jan 21), comprising 2,794 local infections and 361 imported ones.The surge in the number of new cases, considering Thursday's figure was just 1,472, is due to the inclusion of the number of Protocol 2 cases in its daily updates, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Earlier on Friday, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said during a multi-ministry task force news conference that reporting the number of Protocol 2 cases would give"a better picture of the epidemic situation in Singapore and which part of the curve we are on".

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Delta variant dnt want to include Mild cases,now to show higher no's, start to include adhering to International standards? Never trust their numbers no one to chk they can manipulate

1,472 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 1,001 Omicron infections confirmedSINGAPORE: Singapore reported 1,472 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Thursday (Jan 20), comprising 1,133 local infections and 339 imported ones. There was one fatality, according to the latest infection statistics on the Ministry of Health\u0027s ( MOH )

1,472 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; 1,001 Omicron infections confirmedSINGAPORE — Singapore reported 1,472 new Covid-19 cases as of noon on Thursday (Jan 20), comprising 1,133 local infections and 339 imported ones.

Hong Kong locks down building and tests thousands as Covid-19 cases jumpCompulsory testing needed just for walking pass a building. If it’s that dangerous, Hong Kong government should ask people not to go to work and stop public transport. Enough contradictory pseudo zero covid policies.

Covid-19 weekly infection growth rate rises to 2.17; 1,001 new Omicron casesyou don't have the guts to lock our asses before CNY If live with virus, just open as usual. If want to lower the cases, should stop or limit travelers into Singapore, as you can see how many cases are. imported daily. I think when hospital and health care facilities are overwhelmed, not many of choices but to stop... The sooner the wave hits the sooner it’s over

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LinkedIn SINGAPORE — Singapore reported 3,155 new Covid-19 infections as of noon on Friday (Jan 21), comprising 2,794 local infections and 361 imported ones. The surge in the number of new cases, considering Thursday's figure was just 1,472, is due to the inclusion of the number of Protocol 2 cases in its daily updates, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Earlier on Friday, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said during a multi-ministry task force news conference that reporting the number of Protocol 2 cases would give"a better picture of the epidemic situation in Singapore and which part of the curve we are on". Protocol 2 cases are individuals who are well and tested positive, or have been assessed by a doctor to have a mild condition. Two sets of numbers will be reported every day - one for the infections confirmed by PCR tests, and another for the Protocol 2 cases. There was one fatality, according to the latest infection statistics on the MOH website . This takes the death toll from coronavirus complications to 846. The weekly infection growth rate is 2.70, up from Thursday's 2.17. A figure above 1 means that the number of new weekly cases is rising. A total of 1,539 new Protocol 2 infections were confirmed on Friday, comprising 23 imported cases and 1,516 local cases. As of Friday, Singapore has recorded 307,813 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Case numbers have been backdated to Jan 6 when GPs started to order Protocol 2, for the purposes of calculating the total number of infections in Singapore as well as the week-on-week increase in infection numbers. HOSPITALISATIONS AND VACCINATIONS There are 360 patients in hospital, with 19 requiring oxygen supplementation. Thirteen patients are in the intensive care unit. As of Thursday, 91 per cent of Singapore's eligible population have completed their full vaccination regimen under the national vaccination programme. This figure includes children aged five to 11 after vaccination for this age group started on Dec 27. About 54 per cent of the total population have received their vaccine booster shots. As vaccinations are "working well" and with the Omicron variant being less severe, Mr Ong said on Friday that the top line infection number has become"less and less meaningful" in Singapore's response to Covid-19. The more important statistics are in the bottom line, he said, before adding:"How many people are severely ill, needing oxygen supplementation? How many is in ICU care? How many died?" Mr Ong added that MOH would stop differentiating between Omicron and non-Omicron infections in its daily updates, as Omicron has"clearly dominated" the current infection wave. CNA For more stories like this, visit