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4,832 NEW CASES ON 26 JAN 22, 2,996 PROTOCOL 2 CASES, NO DEATHS

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported a total of 4,832 new cases on 26 January 2022 with zero fatalities.

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Case details

Of the 4,832 new cases, 4,560 are local with MOH not reporting the number of cases in the foreign worker dormitories.

The remaining 272 are imported cases.

Of the cases today, 2,996 cases are low risk and detected via ART test while 1,836 cases are detected via PCR.

The 2,996 ART positive cases consists of 2,983 local cases and 13 imported cases, while the 1,836 PCR positive cases consists of 1,577 local cases and 259 imported cases.

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MOH have stopped reporting separately about Omicron variant cases and have included it inside with the total case count.

This is because the bulk of infections now are all Omicron cases.

The confirmed cases are now a total of cases tested via PCR test and GP-Protocol 2 cases.

GP-Protocol 2 cases refers to individuals who are well but test positive, or have been diagnosed to by a doctor to have mild conditions.

Weekly infection growth rate

The weekly infection growth rate is now at 2.50, 0.18 lesser than what was reported on Tuesday when it was at 2.68.

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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.

Total toll

Zero fatalities reported today brings the death toll in Singapore at 850 and the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is now at 327,602.

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