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7,109 new Covid-19 cases; 23% rise in community cases in past week driven by Omicron BA.4, BA.5 subvariants: MOH

7,109 new Covid-19 cases; 23% rise in community cases in past week driven by Omicron BA.4, BA.5 subvariants: MOH
Although the Omicron BA.2 subvariant of the Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus still accounts for the bulk of infections in Singapore, the proportion of BA.4 and BA.5 infections is rising, the Ministry of Health said.
Singapore has seen a 23 per cent week-on-week increase in community infections of Covid-19, largely driven by the two Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday (June 21). 
Singapore reported 6,393 new infections in the community on Tuesday. 
Along with 716 imported ones, there were a total of 7,109 daily cases.
The BA.4 and BA.5 made up 30 per cent of community cases in the past week, as compared to 17 per cent, 8 per cent and 3 per cent for the previous three weeks respectively.
The "surge in BA.4 and BA.5 cases is likely to continue, driven by their higher transmissibility compared to BA.2", MOH said, but noted that evidence here and abroad has shown that the severity of the two subvariant's infections is similar to that of earlier Omicron strains.
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