20 Jan 2022

COVID-19

As of 20 Jan 2022, 12:00pm

Hospitalised

306

16

Required Oxygen Supplementation

14

ICU

 

As of 20 Jan 2022, 12:00pm

New Cases

1,472

1,133

Local

339

Imported

966

Discharged

1

Died

2.17

Weekly Infection Growth Rate 

Amongst past reported cases, 1,001 Omicron cases were confirmed today, of whom 952 are local and 49 are imported.

Over the last 28 days,

Infected

11,183

99.3%

Had No or Mild Symptoms

0.6%

Required Oxygen Supplementation

0.1%

ICU

0.1%

Died

As of 19 Jan 2022 (COVID-19 vaccines under National Vaccination Programme only) 

90% of total population

Received at least one dose

91% of eligible population
88% of total population

Completed full regimen

54% of total population

Received booster shots

As of 20 Jan 2022, 12:00pm

Total Cases

297,549

845

Total Deaths

Situation at Hospitals & Status of Patients

Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition

Figure 2 - 20 Jan

Number of Local Cases by Age

Week-on-week Infection Ratio

Hospitalised Patients by Age Groups

Patients Requiring Oxygen Supplementation by Age Groups

Patients in ICU by Age Groups

Deaths by Age Groups

Status of Patients by Vaccination Status

7-Day Moving Average of Number of Active Cases in ICU, per 100k Population, by Vaccination Status

7-Day Moving Average of Number of Deaths, per 100k Population, by Vaccination Status

COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination is safe and effective. It protects you and loved ones against the virus. You are also less likely to fall severely ill if you get infected.

As of 19 January 2022, 88% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 90% has received at least one dose, and 54% has received booster shots. So don’t hesitate. Get your vaccination today. It is easy and hassle-free.

Vaccine Booster Programme

To maintain the high level of vaccine protection, we have rolled out the vaccine booster programme for persons aged 18 and above who have received both doses from about 5 months ago.

If you are 18 and above, and have received your 2nd shot at least 5 months ago - but have yet to receive your SMS notification - you may walk-in to a vaccination centre to receive your booster shot without prior appointment.

You should receive your booster dose no later than 270 days after the last dose in the primary vaccination series.

From 14 Feb 2022, persons aged 18 years and above who have completed the primary vaccination series and are eligible for booster vaccination will be considered as fully vaccinated for 270 days after the last dose in their primary vaccination series.

You do not need to choose the same mRNA vaccine you took for the previous two doses; you may choose either the Pfizer-BioNTech/COMIRNATY or the Moderna vaccine.

Minister Ong on mRNA vaccines working well as boosters, with P-P-M having a slight edge

COVID-19 Vaccines under National Vaccination Programme

  • Pfizer-BioNTech/COMIRNATY
  • Moderna
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac

Safe Management Measures (from 1 Jan 2022)

Dining

F&B ESTABLISHMENTS
(excluding coffeeshops and hawker centres)
All vaccinated^: Group sizes of up to 5 persons.
Unvaccinated: No dining-in. May take-away food.

COFFEESHOPS AND HAWKER CENTRES

All vaccinated^: Group sizes of up to 5 persons, at places with full VDS checks;
otherwise up to 2 persons per group.
Unvaccinated: No dining-in. May take-away food.


pray

CONGREGATIONAL & WORSHIP SERVICES
All vaccinated^:  Up to 1,000 worshippers.
Vaccinated performers or speakers may be unmasked, including for singing or playing of wind instruments at live performances.

Sports-Event 

LIVE PERFORMANCES, MICE, SPECTATOR & PARTICIPATORY SPORTS EVENTS
All vaccinated^ : Up to 1,000 attendees.
Vaccinated performers or speakers may be unmasked, including for singing or playing of wind instruments at live performances.

Weddings

MARRIAGE SOLEMNISATIONS
All vaccinated^ : Up to 1,000 attendees.

reception 

WEDDING RECEPTIONS
All vaccinated^ : 250 attendees.
1 reception only.

visiting 

HOUSEHOLD VISITS
Up to 5 unique household visitors a day.
Visitors should preferably limit themselves to one visit a day.
Unvaccinated should exercise caution, reduce movement, stay at home as much as possible.

 

 

Fake News

A video posted by Goh Meng Seng on 27 November 2021 on various online locations on Facebook contained false and egregious claims about the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. In particular, there is currently no basis to conclude that:  

• The COVID-19 and HIV viruses could combine and become another air-borne virus; and 

• Omicron is vaccine-resistant, and vaccines are totally useless against it. 

The Minister for Health has instructed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office to issue a Correction Direction to Goh Meng Seng for these falsehoods. Goh is required to publish the correction notices as specified by POFMA Office for each Facebook post containing the falsehoods.  

The Government takes a serious view of these falsehoods and a police report has been made in relation to the video.  

We advise members of the public not to speculate and/or spread misinformation which may cause public alarm, and to refer to credible sources of information instead. 

For facts of the case, please refer to this Factually article: https://www.gov.sg/article/factually031221 

Read more: https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/issuance-of-correction-direction-under-the-protection-from-online-falsehoods-and-manipulation-act-on-falsehoods-on-covid-19-and-the-omicron-variant 

From 22 Nov 2021, the permissible group size for social gatherings and household visitors will increase to 5 persons. Unvaccinated persons should exercise caution, reduce movement, and stay at home as much as possible.

Details here

Persons of all ages who are eligible to receive the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine are recommended to receive three doses of the vaccine as their primary vaccination series. The second dose should be taken 28 days after the first dose, while the third dose should be taken 90 days after the second dose.

Details here

From 24 Nov 2021, all Singaporeans, PRs, LT Pass Holders aged 30 years and above who have completed their primary series 5 months ago will be able to receive their booster doses. They may walk into any of the 9 vaccination centres offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, without a prior appointment.

Details here

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