S’pore’s Covid-19 weekly infection growth rate dips to 0.70; below one for 17th day in a row


SINGAPORE – The Covid-19 weekly infection growth rate in Singapore remained below one for the 17th consecutive day on Friday (March 18), dropping to 0.70 from 0.73 the day earlier than.

The rate refers to the ratio of neighborhood circumstances for the previous week over the week earlier than. A rate of greater than one signifies the variety of new weekly Covid-19 circumstances is growing.

The Ministry of Health reported 10,594 new infections on Friday, a drop from final Friday’s whole of 15,345 circumstances.

There have been 10,713 circumstances on Thursday (March 17).

There have been additionally 1,175 hospitalisations as at midday on Friday, down from 1,230 on Thursday.

Nine deaths have been reported on Friday, down from 12 the day earlier than.

There have been 30 sufferers in the intensive care unit, and 137 wanted oxygen supplementation.

Of the native circumstances, 8,518 have been detected via antigen speedy exams (ARTs) and have been assessed by a physician to have delicate signs and to be of low threat.

Another 1,917 circumstances have been detected via polymerase chain response (PCR) exams.

There have been 159 new imported circumstances, of which 53 have been detected via PCR exams and 106 via ARTs.

As at Friday, Singapore has recorded a whole of 996,914 Covid-19 circumstances and 1,191deaths.

About 95 per cent of the eligible inhabitants in Singapore have accomplished their full vaccination routine, and 70 per cent of the entire inhabitants have obtained their booster shot.

See the full update from MOH here.

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