The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported a total of 22,201 new cases on 8 March 2022 with 15 fatalities.
Of the 22,201 new cases, 21,986 are local cases.
The remaining 215 are imported cases.
Of the cases today, 19,451 cases are low risk and detected via ART test while 2,750 cases are detected via PCR.
The 19,451 ART positive cases consist of 19,294 local cases and 157 imported cases while the 2,750 PCR positive cases consist of 2,692 local cases and 58 imported cases.
The bulk majority of Singapore’s cases today are under the Protocol 2 status, which represents that they are well or assessed with mild conditions.
Patients in Hospitals
1,499 patients are currently in hospitals according to MOH’s latest infection statistics.
Out of those currently in hospitals, 190 patients require supplementary oxygen and 49 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Weekly infection growth rate
The weekly infection growth rate is now at 0.95, which is the same as what was reported on Minday.
This rate refers to the ratio of community cases of the past week as compared to the week before.
A rate above 1 indicates that weekly cases are on the rise, while a rate below 1 indicates that the cases are falling.
As of 8 March 2022, 95 percent of the population in Singapore eligible for vaccination have completed the full vaccination regime under the National Vaccination Programme.
69 percent of those who are eligible for vaccination have also received their booster jabs.
The 15 fatalities reported today brings the death toll in Singapore to 1,099 and the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is now at 868,542.
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