Singapore, Jul 14 (PTI): Singapore reported 16,870 new COVID-19 instances –15,978 native infections and 892 imported instances – and three deaths as of Wednesday midday.
“The rise within the variety of instances at present is as a result of spike we sometimes see following an extended weekend. The seven-day transferring common variety of native instances has remained steady over the previous week, at about 8,400,” the Ministry of Well being (MOH) mentioned on its web site.
Among the many native instances reported on Wednesday, 15,072 individuals examined constructive within the Antigen Speedy Exams (ARTs) and had been assessed by docs to have delicate signs. They had been of low threat, the MOH mentioned.
The remaining 906 native COVID-19 instances had been confirmed through Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) checks.
Of the imported instances, 854 had been examined with ARTs and 38 with PCR checks, it mentioned.
Singapore has recorded 15,57,648 COVID-19 instances and 1,440 deaths linked to the virus for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
The instances reported on Wednesday had been almost 3 times that of Tuesday when 5,979 COVID-19 infections had been reported.
The final time Singapore reported day by day infections greater than these seen on Wednesday was on March 9 when 17,051 COVID-19 new instances had been registered.
Singapore’s day by day COVID-19 tally had remained below 10,000 between late March and late June.
Since June 28, there have been three cases the place greater than 10,000 COVID-19 instances had been reported in a day, two of which had been on Tuesdays, in keeping with a Channel Information Asia report. PTI GS CJ CJ
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