Singapore reports 16,883 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 16,883 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Wednesday (Feb 16), comprising 16,689 local and 194 imported infections.
There were also 13 fatalities, the highest number since Dec 5. This takes the death toll from coronavirus complications to 926.
There are 1,352 patients in hospital, according to the latest infection statistics on the MOH. A total of 153 require oxygen supplementation, up from Tuesday's figure of 140.
Thirty-five patients are in the intensive care unit compared to 23 on Tuesday.
Most of Singapore's new COVID-19 infections are Protocol 2 cases, which are those who are well or assessed to have a mild condition.
Among the cases reported on Wednesday, 12,767 are classified under Protocol 2, comprising 12,714 local cases and 53 imported ones.
Another 4,116 cases were confirmed via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, with 141 of them being imported infections.
The weekly infection growth rate is 1.29, down from Tuesday's 1.34.
Singapore has recorded 514,880 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
C. (2022a, February 16). Singapore reports 16,883 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths. CNA. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/covid-19-cases-feb-16-moh-new-cases-deaths-hospital-icu-2501756