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Singapore sees 1,103 infections; ICU usage rate falls to 51.2%

There were 1,103 new Covid-19 infections reported in Singapore yesterday, up from 747 on Sunday.

The Covid-19 weekly infection growth rate stood at 0.69, consistent with Sunday's figure, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its nightly update.

This is the 17th day in a row the growth rate is below one.

The number refers to the ratio of community cases in the past week over the week before.

A weekly infection growth rate that is consistently below one shows the number of new weekly Covid-19 cases is falling.

The intensive care unit (ICU) utilisation rate was at 51.2 per cent yesterday, down from 57.4 per cent on Sunday.

There were nine people aged between 58 and 91 who died of complications linked to Covid-19, the ministry said.

All of them, except for an unvaccinated individual, had various underlying medical conditions, it added, without giving further details.

The latest deaths take the total number of fatalities in Singapore to 710.

The new infections comprised 1,070 cases in the community, 25 in migrant worker dormitories and eight imported cases.

Of the community cases, 183 are seniors aged 60 and above.

There are also 62 people who are critically ill and intubated in the ICU, which means they need ventilators to help them breathe.

The total number of cases in Singapore now stands at 263,486.

Among the clusters that are under close monitoring is Jenaris Home @ Pelangi Village in Buangkok Green, with five new cases that take its total to 126.

Of these, two are staff and 124 are residents.

As at Sunday, 85 per cent of the population have either completed the full vaccination regimen or taken two doses of the vaccines, and 26 per cent have taken booster shots. - THE STRAITS TIMES

By the numbers 

1103 New cases

710 Total deaths

1095 In community, dormitories

1158 In hospitals

8 Imported

263486 Total cases