733 new cases of COVID-19 recorded since 12th January

733 new cases of COVID-19 recorded since 12th January

By Dhanjay Deo
Sunday 16/01/2022

733 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded since the 12th of this month.

The Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr. James Fong says of the 733 cases recorded since the last update, 349 cases were recorded in the Central Division, 336 cases were recorded in the Western Division and 48 cases were recorded in the Northern Division.

He says there is an upward trend in hospitalizations in the Western and Central Divisions.

248 people are currently admitted in hospitals due to COVID-19.

Dr. Fong says 80% of the admissions of COVID-19 positive patients are categorized as asymptomatic and mild, 9% are categorized as moderate and 10% as severe with 2 cases in the critical category.

He adds a significant number of people are admitted in the hospital for non-covid health conditions, but incidentally test positive due to the high transmission in the community.


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