SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed a record 2,268 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (29 September), bringing the country’s total case count to 94,043 – and eight additional deaths from the disease.
Wednesday is the second consecutive day in which over 2,000 new cases are reported daily in Singapore, following the 2,236 infections written the previous day.
It is also the eighth consecutive day that the virus has claimed lives and the most in a single day.
Singapore’s 86th to 93rd COVID-19 fatalities are all Singaporeans: five men and three women aged 72 to 90.
Six of them were unvaccinated against COVID-19, one was partially immunized, and one was fully immunized.
Each of them had various underlying medical conditions and was one of 38 people who died of the disease in this country this month.
Local infections account for 2,258 of Tuesday’s new cases: 1,810 are in the community, while 448 are dormitory residents. According to the MOH, five hundred ten people over 60 are among the local cases.
The remaining ten cases are imported, with seven detected in Singapore and three developing the illness while on stay-at-home notice or isolation.
Dozens of individuals The MOH stated that COVID-19 clusters in Singapore, including eight dormitories, are being closely monitored.
The cluster at the Woodlands dormitory added the newest cases, 50, to the list of monitored clusters. There are now 314 cases in the cluster.
Thirty-seven new cases were added to the cluster at the North Coast Lodge dormitory, bringing 350 infections. Additionally, twenty-one additional cases were added to the cluster at the Avery Lodge dormitory, bringing the total to 277 conditions.
Each cluster is classified as an intra-dormitory transmission among residents, with no information beyond the premises.
At the current infection rate, authorities expect daily new cases in Singapore to reach 3,200 this weekend.
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197 require oxygen supplementation; 34 are in the intensive care unit
As of Wednesday, 1,335 patients had been admitted to hospitals, most of whom are stable and under observation.
Currently, there are 197 severe illness cases requiring oxygen supplementation and 34 patients in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
According to the MOH, 192 of those who have become critically ill are over 60.
Apart from the 93 patients who died due to COVID-19 complications, 15 additional patients who tested positive for the virus passed from unrelated causes, including three who died of a heart attack and another four who died of coronary heart disease.
The percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms over the last 28 days is 98.1 percent. During the same period, 419 patients required oxygen supplementation, 52 required admissions to the intensive care unit, and 36 died.
As of Monday, the national vaccination program had administered approximately 9.16 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 196,211 booster doses. 4.59 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 4.48 million have received the entire vaccination regimen.
Approximately 500,000 eligible seniors have been invited to receive their booster doses.
Separately, as of Tuesday, 195,791 doses of other vaccines listed on the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use List (WHO EUL) had been administered, covering 98,772 individuals.
This means that 82% of the population has completed their full regimen of COVID-19 vaccines or has received two doses, and 85% has received at least one dose.