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29 Sep 2021

28th Sep 2021

Summary of local situation 

  • 1,325 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 209 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 30 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
  • Over the last 28 days, of the 24,005 infected individuals, 98.0% had no or mild symptoms, 1.7% required oxygen supplementation, 0.2% required ICU care, and 0.1% has died. 
  • As of 27 September 2021, 82% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85% has received at least one dose. 
  • As of 28 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 2,236 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 1,711 in the community, 515 in the migrant worker dormitories and 10 imported cases. 

Condition of hospitalised cases

     As of 28 September 2021, 12pm, 1,325 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 209 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 30 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 201 are seniors above 60 years.  

2.         5 more cases have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. Of these, 4 were male Singaporeans aged 74 (Case 79048), 73 (Case 79829), 69 (Case 89396), and 79 years (Case 89975), and 1 was a female Singaporean aged 77 years (Case 76917). Amongst them, 2 had been unvaccinated against COVID-19, 1 had been partially vaccinated and 2 had been vaccinated. All of them had various underlying medical conditions. In total, 85 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.


Figure 1: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation1 
Figure 1_28 Sep

3.         Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 98.0%. 408 cases required oxygen supplementation and 47 had been in the ICU. Of these, 50.1% were fully vaccinated and 49.9% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 28 have died, of whom 35.7% were fully vaccinated and 64.3% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 

Figure 2: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition2   
Figure 2_28 Sep
Figure 3: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or Hospitalised1, by Age Groups
Figure 3_28 Sep

Update on vaccination progress

4.         As of 27 September 2021, 82% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85% has received at least one dose. 

5.         We have administered a total of 9,128,419 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), including 172,090 booster doses. To date, we have invited about 500,000 eligible seniors to receive their booster doses. In total, 4,593,439 individuals have received at least one dose of vaccine under the national vaccination programme, and 4,480,474 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 194,270 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 97,311 individuals.

Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

6.         As of 28 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 2,236 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 1,711 community cases, 515 dormitory residents cases and 10 imported cases. 

a)         Active clusters under close monitoring

7.         We are closely monitoring the clusters listed below, which have already been ringfenced through tracing, testing and isolation. 


Figure 4: Large Clusters with New Cases

Cluster

New Cases

Total3

Remarks

Man Fatt Lam Elderly Joy Daycare Centre

2

11

Transmission amongst clients and staff. Of the 11 cases, 10 are clients, and 1 is a staff. Centre has been closed since 25 September.

Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre

6

106

Transmission amongst workers and trade visitors. Of the 106 cases, 96 are workers at the market, 4 are trade visitors and 6 are household members of cases. New cases have already been quarantined.

Woodlands Care Home

1

24

Transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 24 cases, 23 are residents and 1 is a staff. New case has already been quarantined.

Windsor Convalescent Home

1

39

Transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 39 cases, 36 are residents and 3 are staff. New case has already been quarantined.

My Little Campus (Yishun)

1

48

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 48 cases, 3 are staff, 27 are students and 18 are household members of cases. New case has already been quarantined.

Avery Lodge

15

256

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. New cases have already been quarantined.

11 Tuas Ave 10 dormitory

5

47

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. New cases have already been quarantined.

Tampines Dormitory

5

66

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. New cases have already been quarantined.

Blue Stars Dormitory

20

401

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. New cases have already been quarantined.

Woodlands Dormitory

40

216

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. New cases have already been quarantined.

Bukit Batok Road/ Plantation Crescent dormitory

5

40

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. New cases have already been quarantined.


b)         Summary of trends for local cases

8.         There are 2,226 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 1,711 in the community and 515 in the migrant worker dormitories. Amongst the local cases today are 483 seniors who are above 60 years. 

Figure 5: Number of Community Cases by Age
Figure 5_28 Sep

Figure 6: Number of Dormitory Cases by Age
Figure 6_28 Sep

Summary of trends for imported cases

9.         There are a total of 10 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Of these, 6 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 4 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

Figure 7: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/ Detected during SHN or Isolation
Figure 7_28 Sep

10.      Please refer to MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details. 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
28 SEPTEMBER 2021


[1] Includes all cases who are currently hospitalised. 
[2] Includes only new cases reported in the past 28 days.
[3] Includes new cases added today.