Singapore crosses 900,000 COVID total with 16,165 new cases; 6 more deaths

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People scan a QR code using the Trace Together contact tracing app on their smartphones before entering a building at the Raffles Place financial business district in Singapore on February 14, 2022. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP) (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
People scan a QR code using the TraceTogether smartphone app before entering a building in Singapore on 14 February, 2022. (PHOTO: AFP via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The total COVID-19 case count in Singapore crossed the 900,000 mark on Thursday (10 March) with 16,165 new infections, down from 17,051 the day before.

The city-state now has a total of 901,758 cases, three weeks after it crossed the half-million mark. Over the last 28 days, 457,051 cases were reported, of whom 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on its website.

Of Thursday's new cases, 15,990, or 99 per cent, are local – 13,958 were detected via antigen rapid tests (ART), while 2,032 were detected via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.

The remaining 175 are imported, of whom 130 were detected via ART and 45 via PCR tests.

A total of six COVID-19 related deaths were also reported on Thursday, bringing the death toll here to 1,116.

The weekly infection growth rate – or ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before – was at 0.93, down from 0.94 a day before. This marks the ninth consecutive day that the rate dipped under one.

A figure of less than one means that the number of new weekly cases is on the decline.

A total of 13,375 cases were discharged, while 1,450 remain warded, down from 1,513 on Wednesday.

Of those still hospitalised, 188 require oxygen supplementation, while 36 are in the intensive care unit (ICU).

As of Wednesday, 91 per cent of the total population have completed the full vaccination regimen, while 69 per cent have received their booster shots.

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