Singapore Reports 1,734 New COVID-19 Cases and 16 More Deaths; the overall ICU rate drops to 57%
A total of 1,346 cases are treated at the hospital, the lowest level since October 3, when there were 1,337 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.
Of those currently in the hospital, 202 patients require supplemental oxygen in general wards, 46 cases are unstable and under close surveillance in the ICU, and 64 are critically ill and intubated.
A total of 2,874 cases were discharged during the last day, of which 456 were people over 60 years of age.
“People aged 60 and over, especially if they are not vaccinated, continue to be more negatively affected by COVID-19,” the Health Ministry said.
As of Thursday, 22 percent of Singapore’s population has received their booster shots. A total of 94 percent of the eligible population, ages 12 and older, have completed their full regimen or received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Of the 82,752 cases in the last 28 days, 98.7% had mild symptoms or were asymptomatic, while 0.8% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.2% in the ICU and 0, 2% died.