Singapore reports 195 new COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-21 00:50:18|Editor: huaxia
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SINGAPORE, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 195 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total tally in the country to 276,105.

Of the new cases, 141 were in the community, five were in migrant worker dormitories and 49 were imported cases, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

A total of 506 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 29 cases being critically ill in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilization rate is 52.8 percent.

Two more patients have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection, bringing the death toll to 815, the MOH said.

The ministry said in a press release on Monday that it has detected a cluster of three COVID-19 cases, of whom two have tested preliminarily positive for the Omicron variant and the result for the remaining case is pending. All three cases are fully vaccinated and have mild symptoms.

To date, there are 71 confirmed Omicron cases detected in Singapore, with 65 imported cases and six local cases, it added. Enditem

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