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20 Sep 2021

16th Sep 2021

 

Summary of local situation

 

· 837 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 77 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 12 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

 

· Over the last 28 days, of the 8,346 infected individuals, 98.2% have no or mild symptoms, 1.6% requires oxygen supplementation, 0.1% requires ICU care, and 0.05% died.

 

· As of 15 September 2021, 82% 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 16 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 910 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 803 in the community, 103 in the migrant worker dormitories and 4 imported cases.

 

Condition of hospitalised cases

 

    As of 16 September 2021, 12pm, 837 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 77 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 12 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 69 are seniors above 60 years.  

 

2.   Case 71549, a 72 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 16 September 2021. She had developed symptoms on 4 September, and tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 6 September. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of atypical chest pain, Graves’ disease, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. In total, 59 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

 

Figure 1: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation1
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3.   Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 98.2%. 135 cases required oxygen supplementation, 12 had been in the ICU, and 4 died, of whom none was fully vaccinated2.

 

Figure 2: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition3  
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Figure 3:
Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or Hospitalised1, by Age Groups
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Update on vaccination progress

 

4.   As of 15 September 2021, 82% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 84% has received at least one dose.

 

5.   We have administered a total of 8,892,684 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,564,676 individuals, with 4,434,848 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 180,118 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 86,813 individuals.

 

Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

 

6.   As of 16 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 910 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 803 community cases, 103 dormitory residents cases and 4 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

Total4

Remarks

Blue Stars Dormitory

46

53

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents, detected through proactive testing. All residents are being tested.

Orange Valley Nursing Home (Simei)

1

14

All 14 cases are residents. Residents and staff on the affected levels are being tested. All other residents and staff will also undergo testing. New case has been quarantined.

11 Tuas Ave 10 dormitory

1

24

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents, detected through proactive testing. New case has been quarantined.

Ren Ci @ Bukit Batok Street 52

2

34

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 34 cases, 24 are residents, 9 are staff and 1 is a household contact of cases. All residents and staff are being tested. New cases have been quarantined.

Avery Lodge Dormitory

3

90

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

DHL Supply Chain Advanced Regional Centre (1 Greenwich Drive)

11

83

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 83 cases, 67 are staff and 16 are household contacts of cases. New cases are secondary family and social contacts.

Chinatown Complex

17

242

Ongoing workplace transmission, including 183 stallholders and assistants, 8 working as cleaners/ Safe Distancing Ambassador, 50 household contacts of workers, and 1 patron detected through testing operations.

Hu Lee Impex (Chin Bee Avenue)

1

72

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. These include 57 staff (including 32 vegetable packers) and 15 household contacts of cases. Cases tapering now and comprise persons under quarantine.

30 Sunview Way construction site

4

179

Workplace transmission, no evidence of spread beyond worksite. 3 new cases have been quarantined.

Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard

3

105

Most cases are residents of 38 Kian Teck Drive dormitory. All new cases have been quarantined.

Toa Payoh Bus Interchange staff

2

234

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

Tampines Bus Interchange staff

9

121

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

Punggol Bus Interchange staff

3

58

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


b)   Summary of trends for local cases

8.             There are 906 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 803 in the community and 103 in the migrant worker dormitories. Amongst the local cases today are 244 seniors who are above 60 years.

 

Figure 5: Number of Local Cases by Age
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Summary of trends for imported cases

 

9.   There are a total of 4 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Of these, 3 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 1 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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10. Please refer to MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
16 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

[1] Includes all cases who are currently hospitalised.
[2] Fully vaccinated - more than 14 days after completing vaccination regimen (both doses of the vaccine or one dose for recovered individuals).

[3] Includes only new cases reported in the past 28 days.

[4] Includes new cases added today.