Singapore reports 11,504 new Covid-19 cases, highest daily number of infections in more than 3 months
SINGAPORE — Singapore reported 11,504 new Covid-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday (June 28), comprising 10,732 local infections and 772 imported cases.
There was one fatality, taking the death toll from coronavirus complications to 1,410.
Cases tend to increase on Tuesdays, with Health Minister Ong Ye Kung previously referring to such a pattern, writing on Facebook in October 2021 that numbers would "always spike after the weekends".
A total of 437 patients are in hospital, according to the latest infection statistics on the Ministry of Health's (MOH) website. Thirty-six patients require oxygen supplementation.
Nine patients are in the intensive care unit.
Among the local cases reported on Tuesday, 9,989 cases are tested using antigen rapid tests (ARTs) and have been assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and are of low risk, said MOH.
The remaining 743 local Covid-19 cases were confirmed via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
The week-on-week infection ratio is 1.62. A number above one indicates that the number of new weekly Covid-19 cases is rising. The ratio has been above one since June 14.
Singapore has recorded 1,425,171 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
As of Monday, 96 per cent of Singapore's eligible population have completed their full vaccination regimen under the national vaccination programme.
About 78 per cent of the total population have received their vaccine booster shots. CNA