Tuesday (Jul 5) saw a record number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore – 12,784. This was about double the 5,946 cases on Monday (Jul 4).
While case numbers on Tuesdays tend to be higher compared with the rest of the week as they reflect the spike in infections after the weekend when more people are out in various social settings, the numbers almost hit the 13,000 or so cases seen on Mar 22.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) also reported that there were 2 deaths. Out of the new cases, the MOH reported that 802 were detected through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, while 11,446 were detected through antigen rapid tests (ART). Those who tested positive with an ART were assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and be low risk.
According to the MOH, 499 cases were imported and detected through ART, while 37 were imported but detected through PCR.
As of noon on Jul 5, 683 people were hospitalised due to Covid-19. 77 required Oxygen supplementation and 16 Covid-19 cases were in the Intensive-Care Unit (ICU).
Singapore has recorded a total of 1,485,964 Covid-19 cases and 1,421 deaths.