S'pore recorded 456 new Covid-19 cases on Jan. 1, highest number of imported cases

The weekly infection rate increased to 0.85.

Faris Alfiq | January 02, 2022, 11:38 AM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded 456 new Covid-19 infections as of 12pm on Jan. 1.

This is the highest number of Covid-19 cases recorded in more than two weeks, according to CNA.

MOH also recorded an all-time high of 260 imported cases on Jan. 1.

There was also one death recorded.

155 new Omicron cases

Among the new cases recorded, MOH has detected 155 new Omicron cases.

Of the new Omicron cases, 128 were imported cases and 27 were local cases.

The weekly infection rate increased to 0.85 on Jan. 1, from 0.82 on Dec. 31.

According to MOH statistics, the rate has been increasing since Dec. 24.

Here's the update in full:

Situation update

New cases on Jan. 1: 456

New community cases: 187

New imported cases: 260

New cases in migrant worker dormitories: 9

Total number of cases reported thus far: 279,861


New deaths reported on Dec. 8: 1

Total deaths reported thus far: 829


Require oxygen supplementation in the general ward: 44

Unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU: 6

Critically ill in the ICU: 14

Current overall ICU utilisation rate: 43.7 per cent

Vaccination progress

Percentage of total population undergone full regimen/received two doses: 87 per cent

Received at least one dose: 88 per cent

Received booster shot: 41 per cent

Percentage of eligible population fully vaccinated: 91 per cent

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