7 more deaths from COVID19 complications were reported in Singapore late Tuesday and the health ministry noted there was a 'usual post-weekend surge in cases'. Here's the situation in hospitals:
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 3,994 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday (Oct 19) as seven more people died from complications due to the virus. This is an increase from the 2,553 new cases reported on Monday. It is the first time in four days that new infections have risen. \u0022There is a
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 3,994 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday (Oct 19) as seven more people died from complications due to the virus.This is an increase from the 2,553 new cases reported on Monday. It is the first time in four days that new infections have risen.
"There is a usual post-weekend surge in cases today," said the Ministry of Health (MOH), adding that it will have to"closely monitor cases for the next few days, to determine if this is a temporary spike or a further surge in infections".
"Nevertheless, over the past week, we have observed a rise in activity levels, including a higher number of visitors across all malls, larger crowds in the Orchard Road area, as well as a slight increase in public transport ridership," said MOH. headtopics.com
Among the new cases, 3,981 are locally transmitted, comprising 3,480 infections in the community and 501 in migrant workers' dormitories.Thirteen are imported cases, MOH said in itsdaily updatereleased to media at about 10.40pm.The ministry said the number of unvaccinated seniors above the age of 60 who have been infected has risen over the past few days, to"well over 100" a day, and that these seniors are at risk of falling very sick.
"The number of persons requiring ICU care continues to rise, and this has put our hospitals under significant pressure and strain," said MOH.The ministry said it"strongly" encourages everyone, especially the elderly and people with comorbidities who are more vulnerable to severe illnesses, to limit social activities and go out only for essential activities.
SEVEN MORE FATALITIESThe fatalities are five men and two women aged between 57 and 90 years. Three of them were unvaccinated against COVID-19, one was partially vaccinated and three were fully vaccinated.Six of the cases had various underlying medical conditions. MOH did not specify what these conditions were. One unvaccinated case had no known medical conditions.
This brings Singapore's death toll from the coronavirus to 246.As of Tuesday, Singapore has reported a total of 154,725 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.HOSPITALISATIONS AND HOME RECOVERYAmong all COVID-19 community cases that have been onboarded or admitted, 16,377 patients, or 71.9 per cent, are undergoing home recovery. headtopics.com
Another 3,812 are in community care facilities and 851 in COVID-19 treatment facilities.The remaining 1,738 patients are warded in hospital, mostly for observation, said MOH. Of these, 338 patients need oxygen supplementation and 71 are in intensive care, more than the 67 in intensive care on Monday.
Over the last 28 days, out of 74,641 infected people, 1 per cent needed oxygen supplementation and 0.1 per cent were in intensive care.Among those who needed oxygen supplementation or intensive care, 48.6 per cent were fully vaccinated and 51.4 per cent were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
ACTIVE CLUSTERSMOH said it was"closely monitoring" five active clusters.The cluster at United Medicare Centre at Toa Payoh grew by four more cases to reach 132 infections. A majority of the cases - 113 - are residents.The other three clusters at nursing homes are ECON Medicare Centre & Nursing Home at Buangkok View and Bukit Batok Home for the Aged, which added one case each, and St Andrew's Nursing Home at Taman Jurong, which added two cases.
Another cluster at MWS Christalite Methodist Home recorded four more cases for a total of 114 infections, of which 98 are residents.(Table: MOH) Read more: CNA »
Singapore-Malaysia land VTL: Up to 3,000 travellers allowed daily in 1st phase, via designated buses
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btw a quick recap 2020/21: 1.last year 2020 more people committed suicide since 2012 2. thousands lost their jobs income slashed 3. we are worse than we are before (cases,death,test positive) 4.from 2weeks lockdown to vaccine passport 5. i told you so 😆😆🍿🍿 dead 3vax, 1half vax, 3unvax. why don't they state 2/3 warded are vax? CNA champion of disinformation
VTL will help to fuels Covid-19 because they'll bring along unvaccinated kids with them. 今天新增一定很多！
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