Singapore reports more than 1,000 new local COVID19 cases for second straight day; clusters at 2 nursing homes and Toa Payoh Lorong 8 market and food centre
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 1,009 new local COVID-19 infections as of noon on Sunday (Sep 19), comprising 919 community cases and 90 dormitory residents. This is the second consecutive day that new local cases have topped 1,000. There were
This is the second consecutive day that new local cases have topped 1,000. There were1,004 locally transmitted infectionson Saturday.Sunday's new local cases included 321 seniors above the age of 60, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).There were also three imported cases, taking Singapore's daily tally to 1,012.
LARGE CLUSTERSFour more large clusters were included on MOH's list on Sunday - Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre, Woodlands Care Home, Windsor Convalescent Home and My Little Campus (Yishun).The cluster at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre has a total of 41 cases, comprising 24 staff members and 17 household contacts. All workers at the market and food centre will be tested for COVID-19, MOH said.
The cluster at Woodlands Care Home has 12 cases, including 11 residents and one staff member.The Windsor Convalescent Home cluster has a total of 10 cases, comprising nine residents and one staff member.At preschool My Little Campus (Yishun), there are a total of 11 cases in the cluster - nine students and two staff members. headtopics.com
These are among 16 large clusters MOH is monitoring.HOSPITALISED CASESThere were 873 patients warded in hospital, most of whom were well and under observation, said MOH.Of these, 118 cases of serious illness required oxygen supplementation and 21 were in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Among those who fell very ill were 116 seniors above the age of 60.Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms was 98.1 per cent.As of Sunday, Singapore has reported a total of 77,804 COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths from the disease.
HOME-BASED LEARNING, PRESSURE IN HOSPITALSSchools will implementhome-based learningfor students from Primary 1 to Primary 5, from Sep 27 until the end of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) on Oct 6, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Saturday.
Primary 6 students will go on a"study break" before their PSLE from Sep 25 to Sep 29, similar to the arrangements for the 2020 year-end national examinations."This is to minimise the risk of school-based transmissions and reduce the number of students placed on Quarantine Order or Leave of Absence prior to the examination," said MOE. headtopics.com
The announcement came amid a rise in COVID-19 cases.On Sunday, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said that accident and emergency (A&E) departments and general wards in Singapore's hospitals werecoming"under pressure", although ICU capacity was"still holding up".
This was why the Government was encouraging younger, fully vaccinated people to recover from home, admitting patients to community care facilities, and also setting up more of these facilities in the coming week, he said."There is no doubt that if our people had not come forward in big numbers to vaccinate ourselves, our healthcare system would have been overwhelmed by now," Mr Ong said in a Facebook post.Read more: CNA »
Covid-19: Healthcare system still under pressure as hospitalised patients, ICU cases continue to rise, says MOH
Looks like more cases coming up since restrictions are relaxed. The govt has led us to this end with their covid19 immunity prog, they will lead us out before we reach a point of no return like Peru or the US (florida n messisipi)! What's the point of wearing a mask then? 說明你的老人家和外勞的抗體都消失了！感染了病毒就會一直到處傳播病毒了！
Could have been worse. To be frank, the community cases and imported are down a bit. The dormitories nunbers are the one to note for now. Nursing homes are insidious opportunities for Covid19 infections as similar to USA of which deaths were unreported until investigations to discover...Atrociously. Looks like a new cluster all over the island. Might as well start mentioning places where there are no new clusters...yet! Hahaha!
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