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Singapore reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases,  cluster of 55 people in… Pfizer offices

Singapore reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, cluster of 55 people in… Pfizer offices

Singapore's health ministry reported 1,504 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.

A recent rise in cases after the relaxation of some coronavirus measures has prompted Singapore to pause further reopening.

More than 80% of its population has been vaccinated against the virus.

The 23rd Sept 2021 official announcement says:

Summary of local situation

· 1,120 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 163 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 23 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

· Over the last 28 days, of the 15,791 infected individuals, 97.9% had no or mild symptoms, 1.8% required oxygen supplementation, 0.2% required ICU care, and 0.1% has died.

· As of 22 September 2021, 82% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 84% has received at least one dose.

· As of 23 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,504 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 1,218 in the community, 273 in the migrant worker dormitories and 13 imported cases.


Condition of hospitalised cases

As of 23 September 2021, 12pm, 1,120 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 163 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 23 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 155 are seniors above 60 years.

2. Case 78524, a 93 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 23 September 2021. She tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 17 September. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of heart failure, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia.

3. Case 85278, a 71 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 23 September 2021. She tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 23 September. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of cancer.

4. In total, 70 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

5. Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 97.9%. 289 cases required oxygen supplementation and 29 had been in the ICU. Of these, 53.8% were fully vaccinated and 46.2% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 13 have died, of whom 23.1% were fully vaccinated and 76.9% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated.

Update on vaccination progress

6. As of 22 September 2021, 82% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 84% has received at least one dose.

7. We have administered a total of 9,012,036 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,584,600 individuals, with 4,463,450 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 187,529 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 87,257 individuals.

Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

8. As of 23 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,504 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 1,218 community cases, 273 dormitory residents cases and 13 imported cases.

a) Active clusters under close monitoring

9. We are closely monitoring the clusters listed below, which have already been ringfenced through tracing, testing and isolation.





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