11 COVID deaths, 2,976 new cases in Singapore

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An officer wearing gloves, face shield and protective mask directs the migrant workers in queue to enter a Regional Screening Centre to undergo Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) swab on October 9, 2021 in Singapore. RRT is a surveillance training program for targetted groups who are vulnerable and have higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 which involves recurrent swab testing every 14 days. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
An officer directs the migrant workers queuing to enter a regional screening centre to undergo their rostered routine testing swabs on 9 October, 2021 in Singapore. (PHOTO: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (12 October) confirmed 2,976 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country's total case count to 132,205, as well as 11 more deaths due to the disease.

Tuesday marks the third consecutive day whereby authorities reported less than 3,000 new cases in Singapore.

It also marks the 23rd day in a row with fatalities from COVID-19 reported here, with a total of 82 people here having succumbed to it thus far this month.

Singapore's 173rd through 183rd fatalities were all Singaporeans: five men and six women aged between 66 and 98. 

Among them, three had been unvaccinated against COVID-19, six had been partially vaccinated and two had been fully vaccinated. All of them had various underlying medical conditions.

Of the new cases, 2,972 are local infections: 2,721 are in the community and 251 reside in the migrant worker dormitories. The remaining four are imported. Among the local cases are 519 people aged above 60, said the MOH.

One active COVID-19 cluster is being closely monitored, said the MOH. 

The cluster at nursing home United Medicare Centre's Toa Payoh branch now has 99 cases linked to it, including Tuesday's addition of six new infections. Of them, 85 are residents, 13 are staff members, while one is a household contact.

291 require oxygen supplementation; 42 in ICU

As of Tuesday, 1,619 cases – or 7.5 per cent – are currently warded in hospital, most of whom are well and under observation. A total of 16,932 cases – or 78.7 per cent – are undergoing home recovery, while 2,626 cases are in community care facilities, and 335 are in COVID-19 treatment facilities.

There are currently 291 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation and 42 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Apart from the 183 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

Over the last 28 days, of the 58,894 infected cases, 98.5 per cent had no or mild symptoms, 1.2 per cent required oxygen supplementation, 0.1 per cent required ICU care, and 0.2 per cent has died.

Among those who required oxygen supplementation and ICU over the last 28 days, 49.9 per cent were fully vaccinated and 50.1 per cent were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Among those who have died over the same period, 26.6 per cent were fully vaccinated and 73.4 per cent were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

As of Monday, about 9.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme. Some 4.61 million have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with some 4.55 million having completed the full vaccination regimen.

To date, about 760,000 eligible individuals have been invited to receive their booster doses – 465,204 of them have received their booster shots while another 127,000 have booked their appointments.

Separately, 215,702 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of Monday, covering 113,562 individuals.

This means that 83 per cent of the population have completed their full regimen, or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85 per cent have received at least one dose.

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