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750 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 389 Omicron infections confirmed


HOSPITALISATIONS AND VACCINATIONS

The intensive care unit (ICU) utilisation rate was 47.1 per cent, up from the 46.3 per cent reported on Sunday.  

There were 169 patients in hospital, with 16 requiring oxygen supplementation. There were also 11 patients in the ICU.

As of Sunday, 91 per cent of Singapore’s eligible population have completed their full vaccination regimen under the national vaccination programme.

This figure has been updated to include children aged five to 11 after vaccination for this age group started on Dec 27. About 47 per cent of the total population have received their vaccine booster shots.

COVID-19 MEASURES WILL BE TIGHTENED ONLY AS LAST RESORT: ONG YE KUNG

The current COVID-19 measures will only be tightened as a “last resort” when Singapore’s healthcare system is under heavy strain, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Monday.

“It is the (multi-ministry task force’s) hope that we can ride through the Omicron wave with the current safe management measures,” he said in response to questions on whether stricter rules will be put in place.

The task force had earlier said that the existing rules, such as limiting group sizes to five people, will remain during the Chinese New Year period.

Citing Singapore’s experience with the Delta wave last year, Mr Ong also noted that even after it subsided, authorities had refrained from “being too jubilant” and over-relaxing restrictions.

“That would have been a mistake,” he said.



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