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02 Nov 2021

2nd Nov 2021

Summary of local situation

 

  • 1,710 cases remain warded in hospital. 308 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 74 are unstable and under close monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 64 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 72.7%.

     

  • Over the last 28 days, of the 94,388 infected individuals, 98.7% had no or mild symptoms, 0.8% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.3% were in the ICU, and 0.2% has died.

     

  • As of 1 November 2021, 84% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 85% has received at least one dose, and 16% has received boosters.

     

  • Over the past day, 3,006 cases were discharged, of whom 472 are seniors aged 60 years and above. 3,496 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, with 3,352 in the community, 141 in the migrant worker dormitories and 3 imported cases. The weekly infection growth rate is 1.09.


Situation at Hospitals

1. As of 2 November 2021, 308 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 74 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 64 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 72.7%.

Figure 1: Daily Adult ICU Bed Utilisation

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Status of Patients

2. Over the last 28 days, 98.7% of local infected cases were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, 0.8% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.2% were unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 0.1% had been critically ill and intubated in the ICU. 

Figure 2: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition1

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3. Seniors 60 years old and above, especially if unvaccinated, continue to be more adversely affected by COVID-19: 

Figure 3: Patients Needing Oxygen Supplementation, ICU Care or Died2, by Age Groups

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Vaccination 

4. As of 1 November 2021, 84% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 85% has received at least one dose, and 16% has received their booster shots. 

5. Over the past 7 days, the number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated cases who are critically ill in the ICU are at 0.5 and 4.5 per 100,000 population respectively. Over the same period, the number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated cases who died are 0.1 and 0.8 per 100,000 population respectively. Among seniors aged 60 and above, the number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated cases who are critically ill in the ICU are 1.9 and 35.6 respectively.  The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.3 and 7.6 respectively. 

Figure 4: 7-Day Moving Average of Number of Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, per 100,000 Population by Vaccination Status3

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Inflow and Outflow of Cases

6. Over the past day, 3,006 cases were discharged, of whom 472 are seniors aged 60 and above. 

7. As of 2 November 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,496 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, comprising 3,352 community cases, 141 dormitory resident cases and 3 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 538 seniors who are aged 60 and above. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 1.09. 

8. 9 more cases, aged between 53 and 93 years, have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. All of them, except for 2 unvaccinated individuals, had various underlying medical conditions. 

Figure 5: Number of Community Cases by Age

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Figure 6: Weekly Infection Growth Rate

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

Figure 7: Large Clusters with New Cases

Cluster

New Cases

Total5

Remarks

NTUC Health Nursing Home (Geylang East)

4

11

Transmission amongst residents.

Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Tampines)

2

47

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 47 cases, 6 are staff and 41 are residents.

Acacia Home

1

23

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 23 cases, 2 are staff and 21 are residents.

Banyan Home @ Pelangi Village

3

90

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 90 cases, 1 is a staff, and 89 are residents.

Institute of Mental Health

9

287

Transmission amongst staff and patients. Of the 287 cases, 16 are staff and 271 are patients.

AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens

1

86

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 86 cases, 2 are staff and 84 are residents.

St Luke’s Hospital

1

21

Transmission amongst staff and patients. Of the 21 cases, 4 are staff and 17 are patients.


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

[1] Includes only new cases reported in the past 28 days. Based on cases’ worst-ever condition; deceased cases previously in ICU are counted under ‘Deceased’ and not under ‘Ever Critically ill and Intubated in ICU’.

[2] May differ from the deaths reported for the day as the latter includes those who have passed on earlier, but whose cause of death was investigated and confirmed only later, e.g. Coroner’s cases.

[3] Non-fully vaccinated comprises persons who are partially vaccinated and completely unvaccinated.

[4] Ratio of community cases in the past week over the week before.

[5] Includes new cases added today.