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13 Sep 2021

13th Sep 2021

Summary of local situation 

• 774 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 57 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 8 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

• Over the last 28 days, the percentage of unvaccinated who became severely ill or died is 5.4%, while that for the fully vaccinated is 1.0%.

• As of 12 September 2021, 81% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 84% has received at least one dose. 

• As of 13 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 607 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 534 in the community, 63 in the migrant worker dormitories and 10 imported cases. 

Condition of hospitalised cases

As of 13 September 2021, 12pm, 774 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 57 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 8 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 51 are seniors above 60 years.  

Figure 1: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation

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2. Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 98.2%. Of the 94 cases who required oxygen supplementation, 48 were not fully vaccinated and 46 were fully vaccinated. Of the 6 who had been in the ICU, 4 were not fully vaccinated and 2 were fully vaccinated. Of the 4 who died, none was fully vaccinated1.

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

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Figure 3: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or Hospitalised, by Age Groups

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Update on vaccination progress

3. As of 12 September 2021, 81% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 84% has received at least one dose. 

4. We have administered a total of 8,867,170 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,556,377 individuals, with 4,425,034 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 176,860 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 86,614 individuals.

Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

5. As of 13 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 607 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 534 community cases, 63 dormitory residents cases and 10 imported cases. 

a) Active clusters under close monitoring

6. 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

Total2

Remarks

Ren Ci @ Bukit Batok Street 52

27

28

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 28 cases, 20 are residents and 8 are staff. All other staff and residents located on the affected levels have been tested, and the results so far are negative. The other residents and staff of the nursing home will also be tested.

Avery Lodge Dormitory

12

58

Ongoing Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents, detected through proactive testing. Residents have been placed on Movement Restriction Order, and are being tested.

DHL Supply Chain Advanced Regional Centre (1 Greenwich Drive)

10

41

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 41 cases, 38 are staff and 3 are household contacts of cases.

Chinatown Complex

21

105

Ongoing workplace transmission, including 73 stallholders and assistants, 5 cases working as cleaners/ Safe Distancing Ambassador, and 27 household contacts of workers. Chinatown Complex has been closed to the public since 12 September, 1500h.

Hu Lee Impex (Chin Bee Avenue)

5

61

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. These include 47 staff (including 28 vegetable packers) and 14 household contacts of cases.

PCF Sparkletots Braddell Heights (335 Serangoon Avenue 3)

1

23

Transmission amongst students in the same class, with further spread to household contact of cases; new case has been quarantined earlier

30 Sunview Way construction site

16

156

Workplace transmission, no evidence of spread beyond worksite; 15 of the new cases have been quarantined earlier

Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard

1

88

Most cases are residents of 38 Kian Teck Drive dormitory; new case has been quarantined earlier

Changi General Hospital

2

72

Transmission limited to facility management staff, no transmission to healthcare workers and patients; cases declining

Toa Payoh Bus Interchange staff

6

220

Workplace transmission amongst bus captains and interchange staff, no evidence of spread to commuters

Tampines Bus Interchange staff

6

79

Workplace transmission amongst bus captains and interchange staff, no evidence of spread to commuters

Boon Lay Bus Interchange staff

7

200

Workplace transmission amongst bus captains and interchange staff, no evidence of spread to commuters

Bishan Bus Interchange staff

1

40

Workplace transmission amongst bus captains and interchange staff, no evidence of spread to commuters

Jurong East Bus Interchange staff

1

49

Workplace transmission amongst bus captains and interchange staff, no evidence of spread to commuters

Clementi Bus Interchange staff

1

63

Workplace transmission amongst bus captains and interchange staff, no evidence of spread to commuters

Punggol Bus Interchange staff

3

51

Workplace transmission amongst bus captains and interchange staff, no evidence of spread to commuters



b) Summary of trends for local cases

7. There are 597 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 534 in the community and 63 in the migrant worker dormitories. Amongst the local cases today are 157 seniors who are above 60 years. 

Figure 5: Number of Local Cases by Age

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Summary of trends for imported cases

8. 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, 4 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 6 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

Figure 6: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/ Detected during SHN or Isolation

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

[1] Fully vaccinated - more than 14 days after completing vaccination regimen (both doses of the vaccine or one dose for recovered individuals).

[2] Includes new cases added today.