1,165 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, 609 Omicron infections confirmed



17th January 2022 – (Singapore) Singapore reported 1,165 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Monday, including 534 imported infections.

There were no fatalities, and the death toll from coronavirus complications remains at 843, according to the latest infection statistics on the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) website

Monday’s case count was up from the 863 reported on Sunday

Among the new cases reported on Monday, 631 were locally transmitted. The Health Ministry did not provide a breakdown of the number of cases in the community and in migrant workers’ dormitories. 

A total of 609 new Omicron infections were also confirmed on Monday, comprising 229 imported cases and 380 local cases. 

The weekly infection growth rate on Monday was 1.60, up from Sunday’s 1.49. This refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before.

As of Monday, Singapore has recorded 293,014 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.