Singapore reports 3,439 new COVID-19 cases and 16 more deaths

Singapore reports 3,439 new COVID-19 cases and 16 more deaths

21/10/2021 6:37:00 PM

Singapore reports 3,439 new COVID-19 cases and 16 more deaths

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 3,439 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Thursday (Oct 21) and 16 more deaths from complications due to the virus. Among the new cases, 3,437 are locally transmitted, comprising 2,937 infections in the community and 500 in migrant workers\u0027 dormitori

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 3,439 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Thursday (Oct 21) and 16 more deaths from complications due to the virus.Among the new cases, 3,437 are locally transmitted, comprising 2,937 infections in the community and 500 in migrant workers' dormitories.

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Two are imported cases, MOH said in its daily update released to media at about 11.15pm.The fatalities are 12 men and 4 women aged between 61 and 93. Eight of them were unvaccinated against COVID-19, one was partially vaccinated and seven were fully vaccinated.

Among the men are 11 Singaporeans and permanent residents, and one Malaysian work permit holder. All the women were Singaporean.Fifteen of the fatalities had various underlying medical conditions. MOH did not specify what these conditions were. One vaccinated case had no known medical conditions. headtopics.com

This brings Singapore's death toll from the coronavirus to 280.As of Thursday, Singapore has reported a total of 162,026 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.HOSPITALISATIONS AND HOME RECOVERYAmong all COVID-19 community cases that have been onboarded or admitted, 17,617 patients, or 72.4 per cent, are undergoing home recovery.

Another 4,223 are in community care facilities and 880 in COVID-19 treatment facilities.The remaining 1,613 patients are warded in hospital, mostly for observation, said MOH. Of these, 346 patients need oxygen supplementation and 61 are in intensive care.

HOSPITAL, RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME VISITS REMAIN SUSPENDEDSeparately, MOH said that visits to hospital wards and residential care homeswill remain suspended until Nov 21. The suspension of visits were due to end this weekend as part of tighter measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“This will protect healthcare capacity and vulnerable seniors during this period when COVID-19 cases in the community are rising,” the ministry said.The announcement came a day after Singaporeextended current restrictionsunder the"stabilisation phase" for another month to Nov 21, originally scheduled to last until Oct 24. headtopics.com

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