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COVID infection growth rate rises to 2.7, over 10k cases added to count in Singapore

Yahoo News logo Yahoo News 21/1/2022 Staff Writer, Singapore

SINGAPORE — Singapore's weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate on Friday (21 January) rose to 2.7, the highest since it hit a peak of 3.01 on 30 August last year.

A total of 10,264 infections were also added to the country's COVID-19 case count on Friday, bringing it from 297,549 on Thursday to 307,813.

This comes a day after the rate – or ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before – surpassed two for the first time, with 2.17 recorded on Thursday.

A figure of over one means that the number of new weekly cases is on the rise.

One COVID-19 related death was reported on Friday, bringing the total number of people who have succumbed to the disease here to 846.

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