5,469 new Covid-19 cases reported in S'pore on Jan. 27, 3,571 are low-risk cases detected via ART

The weekly infection growth rate is 2.37.

Jane Zhang | January 27, 2022, 11:45 PM

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg

Singapore reported 5,469 new Covid-19 cases as of 12pm on Jan. 27.

Here's the breakdown of the cases:

Locally transmitted cases:  5,090

Imported cases: 379

Deaths: 0

The country has recorded 333,071 Covid-19 cases and 850 deaths in total since the start of the pandemic.

ART cases

New infections detected via ART, as of 12pm on Jan. 27: 3,571 (3,553 local cases + 18 imported cases)

Weekly infection growth rate: 2.37 (down from 2.50 the day before)

A figure below 1 indicates that the number of new weekly Covid-19 cases is falling.


Patients in hospital: 611

Requiring oxygen supplementation: 49

In ICU: 12

Change in reporting of daily cases

Since Jan. 21, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has stopped highlighting the number of Omicron variant cases that are part of the daily Covid-19 cases, due to variant dominating the current infection wave.

MOH's updates now separately present new Covid-19 cases that are confirmed via a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, as well as new Protocol 2 cases which are detected via antigen rapid tests (ART). MOH said that these ART-positive cases that are included in the reported would be assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and low risk.

As a result, MOH said that its daily updates will register a drastic increase in the daily number of new cases.

Follow and listen to our podcast here:

Top photo by Zheng Zhangxin.