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Covid-19: 1,103 new cases and 9 more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.69

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Monday (Nov 29) recorded 1,103 new cases of Covid-19 and nine more deaths due to complications from the disease.

Covid-19: 1,103 new cases and 9 more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.69
  • There were 1,103 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Nov 29
  • This was 356 more infections compared to the day before
  • Nine deaths were registered for the day, bringing the tally here to 710
  • There are 422 ICU beds, of which 216 are now occupied, including 79 by Covid-19 patients
  • The ratio of community cases in the past week compared with the week before is 0.69

 

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Monday (Nov 29) recorded 1,103 new cases of Covid-19 and nine more deaths due to complications from the disease.

The daily case count is higher than the 747 reported on Sunday.

In its nightly update on the coronavirus situation, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that there were 17 patients who were unstable and under close monitoring in intensive care units (ICUs) to prevent further deterioration. This is down from the 27 reported the day before.

In addition, there were 62 patients who were critically ill and intubated in ICUs — seven more than on Sunday.

The number of patients who require oxygen support rose from 210 on Sunday to 221 on Monday.

In total, there are 422 ICU beds, of which 216 are now occupied — 79 by Covid-19 patients.

The overall ICU utilisation rate stands at 51.2 per cent, down from 57.4 per cent on Sunday.

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 Monday, 1,070 were in the community, 25 were residents of migrant worker dormitories and the remaining eight were imported.

There were 183 people aged 60 and older among the community cases.

The ratio of community cases in the past week, compared with the week before, stood at 0.69 — the same as the ratio of 0.69 reported on Sunday.

This is the 17th day in a row that the week-on-week infection ratio rate has been below 1.0.

The nine patients who died were aged between 58 and 91.

“All of them, except for an unvaccinated case, had various underlying medical conditions,” MOH said.

In total, 710 people have died of Covid-19 complications here.

Singapore has registered a total of 263,486 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic last year.

LOCAL SITUATION

A total of 1,812 recovered patients were discharged on Monday, including 274 aged 60 and above.

There are still, however, 1,158 patients who remain hospitalised — a rise from 1,147 on Sunday.

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

  • 0.9 per cent of patients needed oxygen aid
  • 0.1 per cent were unstable and under close monitoring in intensive care
  • 0.1 per cent were critically ill and intubated in ICUs
  • 0.2 per cent died

CLUSTERS UNDER MONITORING

Among the large Covid-19 clusters that are being closely monitored by the ministry, one had new cases — two fewer than on Sunday.

A total of five infections were added to a cluster at the Jenaris Home@Pelangi Village, a welfare home located at Buangkok Green.

VACCINATIONS

MOH said that as of Nov 28, 94 per cent of the eligible population — those aged 12 and above — have been fully vaccinated.

Among the total population, 85 per cent have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and 86 per cent have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

MOH added that 26 per cent of the total population have received their vaccine boosters.

In the past seven days:

  • The number of fully vaccinated patients who were critically ill in ICU was at 0.5 per 100,000 people and for non-fully vaccinated patients, it was 4.3
  • The number of fully vaccinated patients who died was 0.04 per 100,000 people and for non-fully vaccinated patients, it was 0.4
  • For fully vaccinated patients aged 60 and above, the number who were critically ill under intensive care was 1.7 and for those not fully vaccinated, it was 40.7
  • The number of fully vaccinated patients aged 60 and older who died was 0.2 and for those not fully vaccinated, it was 4.5

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