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3,481 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; 17 more deaths bring tally to 540

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Wednesday (Nov 10) reported 3,481 new cases of Covid-19 and 17 more deaths due to complications from the disease.

  • There were 3,481 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Nov 10
  • Seventeen deaths were registered for the day, bringing the tally here to 540
  • There are 404 ICU beds, of which 287 are now occupied, including 137 by Covid-19 patients
  • The ratio of community cases in the past week compared with the week before is 0.88

 

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Wednesday (Nov 10) reported 3,481 new cases of Covid-19 and 17 more deaths due to complications from the disease.

The daily infection tally is slightly up from the 3,397 reported on Tuesday.

In its nightly update on the coronavirus situation here, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that there were 62 patients who were unstable and under close monitoring in intensive care units (ICUs) to prevent further deterioration, down from the 68 reported the day before.

In addition, there were 75 patients who were critically ill and intubated in ICUs, three more than on Tuesday.

The number of patients who require oxygen support dropped from 300 on Tuesday to 261 on Wednesday.

In total, there are 404 ICU beds, of which 287 are now occupied — 137 by Covid-19 patients.

The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 71 per cent, down from the 72.4 per cent on Tuesday.

MOH stressed that people aged 60 and above continue to be “more adversely affected by Covid-19”, especially if they are not vaccinated.

Among the new infections recorded on Wednesday, 3,244 were in the community, 229 were made up of migrant worker dormitory residents and the remaining eight were imported.

There were 506 people above the age of 60 among the community cases.

The ratio of community cases in the past week compared with the week before stood at 0.88, up from 0.82 reported the day before. This is the eighth consecutive day the weekly infection growth rate is under 1.

The 17 who died were aged between 65 and 101.

“All of them had various underlying medical conditions,” MOH said without giving more details.

In total, 540 people here have died of Covid-19 complications.

Singapore has registered a total of 227,681 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic last year.

UPDATE ON HOME VACCINATIONS TEAM

Earlier on Wednesday, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said that more than 10,000 homebound people have received their Covid-19 vaccines at home.

Writing on Facebook, Mr Ong added that the number of home vaccination teams has grown to 53 at its peak, up from five teams some five months ago.

“Beyond the numbers, it is the dedication and commitment of the teams, which covered all corners of Singapore, even Pulau Ubin,” he wrote.

“Now, the teams continue to administer the vaccines, including booster doses. About 2,300 homebound individuals have also completed their boosters.”

LOCAL SITUATION

A total of 2,495 recovered patients were discharged on Wednesday, including 433 aged 60 and above.

There are still, however, 1,686 patients who remain warded in the hospitals, 14 fewer than on Tuesday.

Over the last 28 days, the proportion of local cases who had mild or no symptoms was 98.7 per cent, MOH said. During the same period:

  • 0.7 per cent of patients required oxygen aid
  • 0.2 per cent were unstable and under close monitoring in intensive care
  • 0.1 per cent were critically ill and intubated in ICU
  • 0.2 per cent had died

CLUSTERS UNDER MONITORING

Among large clusters that are being closely monitored by the ministry, seven had new cases, three more than on Tuesday.

A total of 11 new infections were added to these seven large clusters.

VACCINATIONS

As of Nov 9, 85 per cent of the population have been fully vaccinated and 86 per cent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

MOH added that 19 per cent of the population have received their vaccine booster shots.

In the past seven days:

  • The number of fully vaccinated patients who were critically ill in ICU was at 0.5 per 100,000 population and for non-fully vaccinated patients, it was 5.3
  • The number of fully vaccinated patients who died was 0.1 per 100,000 population and for non-fully vaccinated patients, it was 1
  • For fully vaccinated patients aged 60 and above, the number who were critically ill under intensive care was 1.9 and for those not fully vaccinated, it was 45.8
  • The number of fully vaccinated patients aged 60 and above who died was 0.4 and for those not fully vaccinated, it was 9.5

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