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01 Nov 2021

1st Nov 2021

Summary of local situation

  • 1,717 cases remain warded in hospital. 288 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 67 are unstable and under close monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 62 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 67.1%.
  • Over the last 28 days, of the 94,376 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 31 October 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, 3,552 cases were discharged, of whom 464 are seniors aged 60 years and above. 2,470 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, with 2,189 in the community, 278 in the migrant worker dormitories and 3 imported cases. The weekly infection growth rate is 1.05.

Situation at Hospitals

1.    As of 1 November 2021, 288 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 67 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 62 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 67.1%.

Figure 1: Daily Adult ICU Bed Utilisation
Fig 1_1 Nov

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
Fig 2_1 Nov

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 2 by Age Groups
Fig 3_1 Nov

Vaccination 


4.    As of 31 October 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 0.9 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 35.9 respectively.  The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.3 and 8.2 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 
Fig 4_1 Nov

Inflow and Outflow of Cases

6.    Over the past day, 3,552 cases were discharged, of whom 464 are seniors aged 60 and above. 

7.    As of 1 November 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 2,470 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, comprising 2,189 community cases, 278 dormitory resident cases and 3 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 407 seniors who are aged 60 and above. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 1.05. 

8.    14 more cases, aged between 56 and 95 years, have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. All of them, except for an unvaccinated individual, had various underlying medical conditions. 


Figure 5: Number of Community Cases by Age
Fig 5_1 Nov

Figure 6: Weekly Infection Growth Rate4
Fig 4_1 Nov
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

Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Tampines)

7

44

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 44 cases, 5 are staff and 39 are residents.

Acacia Home

11

20

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 20 cases, 2 are staff and 18 are residents.

Banyan Home @ Pelangi Village

3

87

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 87 cases, 1 is a staff, and 86 are residents.

Bukit Batok Home for the Aged

1

160

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 160 cases, 6 are staff and 154 are residents.

Orange Valley Nursing Home (Clementi)

3

17

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 17 cases, 1 is a staff and 16 are residents.

Institute of Mental Health

11

278

Transmission amongst staff and patients. Of the 278 cases, 16 are staff and 262 are patients.


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

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
1 NOVEMBER 2021

[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.