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Covid-19: 3,703 new cases in Singapore; drop in number of infected seniors who need oxygen support

SINGAPORE — There were a record 3,703 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed on Saturday (Oct 9), the fifth day in a row that the daily tally has breached the 3,000-mark.

SINGAPORE — There were a record 3,703 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed on Saturday (Oct 9), the fifth day in a row that the daily tally has breached the 3,000-mark.

Of these, 2,868 cases were in the community and 832 were workers' dormitory residents. There were three imported infections for the day. 

Among the new locally transmitted cases were 611 patients who are aged above 60, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily update on the coronavirus situation.

There are 1,569 patients who are in hospital, five more than the day before.

Of these, 302 patients require oxygen support to help them breathe, down from the 307 reported the day before.

The number of patients under intensive care is at 40, one less than on Friday.

Amongst all Covid-19 community cases who have been onboarded or admitted, 15,606, or 76.5 per cent of them, are cases undergoing home recovery.

There are 2,875, or 14.1 per cent of cases in community care facilities, 360, or 1.8 per cent of cases in Covid-19 treatment facilities, and 1,569, or 7.7 per cent of Covid-19 patients currently warded in hospital, mostly for observation.

Eleven more deaths were also reported on Saturday, bringing the tally to 153 so far.

Singapore has logged a total of 124,157 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic last year.

MOH said that over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who had mild or no symptoms is 98.4 per cent.

During the same period, 1.3 per cent of cases required oxygen aid and 0.1 per cent had been warded in intensive care units (ICUs)

Of these, 49.5 per cent were fully vaccinated and 50.5 per cent were not vaccinated or partially vaccinated

Among those who have passed away in the past 28 days, 30.6 per cent were fully vaccinated and 69.4 per cent were not vaccinated or partially vaccinated

CLUSTERS UNDER MONITORING

Among large clusters that are being closely monitored by the ministry, a total of five had new cases on Saturday. This was the same number of clusters with new cases reported on Friday.

Of the five clusters, one was a migrant worker dormitory.

A total of 20 new infections were added to these five large clusters on Saturday. 

VACCINATIONS

As of Oct 8, 83 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated, and 85 per cent has received at least one dose.

A total of ​​9,401,855 doses of Covid-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech or Comirnaty and Moderna) have been administered.

So far, 4,599,302 people have received at least one dose of vaccine under the national vaccination programme, and 4,538,549 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen.

MOH added that to date, it has invited about 600,000 eligible seniors to receive their vaccine booster.

It said that 392,555 individuals have received their booster shots and another 80,000 have booked their appointments.

In addition, 211,620 doses of other vaccines such as Sinovac that are recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing have been administered, covering 111,898 individuals.

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