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3,035 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore; 12 more deaths bring tally to 480

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Saturday (Nov 6) logged 3,035 new cases of Covid-19 and 12 more deaths due to complications from the disease.

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Saturday (Nov 6) logged 3,035 new cases of Covid-19 and 12 more deaths due to complications from the disease.

In its nightly update on the coronavirus situation here, MOH reported that there were 65 patients who were unstable and under close monitoring in intensive care units (ICUs) to prevent further deterioration, down from the 70 reported the day before.

In addition, there were 74 patients who were critically ill and intubated in ICUs, four fewer than on Friday.

The number of patients who require oxygen support went up from 282 on Friday to 299 on Saturday.

In total, there are 408 ICU beds, of which 297 are now occupied — 139 by Covid-19 patients.

This puts the ICU utilisation rate at 72.8 per cent, higher than the 68.6 per cent reported a day before.

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 Saturday, 2,928 were in the community, 102 were made up of migrant worker dormitory residents and the remaining five were imported.

There were 501 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 0.83, up from 0.81 reported the day before. This is the fourth consecutive day where the weekly infection growth rate is under 1. 

The 12 who died were aged between 60 and 98.

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

In total, 480 people here have died of Covid-19 complications.

Singapore has registered a total of 215,780 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic last year.

LOCAL SITUATION

A total of 3,871 recovered patients were discharged on Saturday, including 550 aged 60 and above.

There are still, however, 1,666 patients who remain warded in the hospitals, three fewer than on Friday. 

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:

  • 0.8 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, five had new cases. This number was unchanged from Friday.

A total of 18 new infections were added to these five large clusters.

VACCINATIONS

As of Nov 5, 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 17 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 5.1

  • The number of fully vaccinated patients who died was 0.1 per 100,000 population and for non-fully vaccinated patients, it was 0.8

  • 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 41.3

  • The number of fully vaccinated patients aged 60 and above who died was 0.3 and for those not fully vaccinated, it was 8.3

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