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18 Nov 2021

17th Nov 2021

Summary of local situation

 

·      1,468 cases remain warded in hospital. 242 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 48 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 62.6%.

 

·      Over the last 28 days, of the 86,055 infected individuals, 98.7% had no or mild symptoms, 0.8% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.2% were in the ICU, and 0.2% has died.

 

·      As of 16 November 2021, 94% of our eligible population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Among the total population, 85% has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 86% has received at least one dose, and 21% has received their booster shots.

 

·      Over the past day, 2,555 cases were discharged, of whom 401 are seniors aged 60 years and above. 3,474 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, with 3,320 in the community, 144 in the migrant worker dormitories and 10 imported cases. The weekly infection growth rate is 0.89.


Note: Figure 7 has been updated on 18 November.

Situation at Hospitals

 

1.             As of 17 November 2021, 242 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 48 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 62.6%.

 

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, 0.1% 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 16 November 2021, 94% of our eligible population (aged 12 years and above) has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Among the total population, 85% has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 86% has received at least one dose, and 21% 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 0.6 and 5.2 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 2.0 and 46.3 respectively.  The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.3 and 9.6 respectively.

 

Figure 4: 7-Day Moving Average of Number of Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, per 100,000 Population by Vaccination Status 
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Inflow and Outflow of Cases

 

6.             Over the past day, 2,555 cases were discharged, of whom 401 are seniors aged 60 years and above.

 

7.             As of 17 November 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,474 new cases of COVID-19 infection, comprising 3,320 community cases, 144 dormitory resident cases and 10 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 506 seniors who are aged 60 years and above. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 0.89.

 

8.             7 more cases, aged between 47 and 83 years, have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. All of them had various underlying medical conditions.

 

Figure 5: Number of Community Cases by Age
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Figure 6: Week-on-week Infection Ratio4
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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

ECON Medicare Centre & Nursing Home (Choa Chu Kang)

3

10

Transmission amongst residents. Of the 10 cases, all are residents.

Carpe Diem @ ITE

1

19

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 19 cases, 2 are staff, 13 are students and 4 are household contacts of cases.

Jenaris Home @ Pelangi Village

1

64

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 64 cases, 2 are staff and 62 are residents.

Iman Childcare (Woodgrove)

2

34

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 34 cases, 6 are staff, 22 are students and 6 are household contacts of cases.

Banyan Home @ Pelangi Village

5

108

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 108 cases, 1 is a staff and 107 are residents.

Jamiyah Nursing Home

7

27

Transmission amongst residents. Of the 27 cases, all are residents.

NTUC Health Nursing Home (Chai Chee)

1

19

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 19 cases, 2 are staff and 17 are residents.

MWS Nursing Home - Yew Tee

1

19

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 19 cases, 1 is a staff, 17 are residents and 1 is a contact of a resident.

PCF Sparkletots @ Chong Pang Block 115B

3

18

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 18 cases, 4 are staff, 8 are students and 6 are household members.


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

 


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
17 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.