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17 Sep 2021

17th Sep 2021

Summary of local situation

· 813 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 90 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 14 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

· Over the last 28 days, of the 9,244 infected individuals, 98.2% have no or mild symptoms, 1.7% requires oxygen supplementation, 0.2% requires ICU care, and 0.03% has died.

· As of 16 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 17 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 935 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 838 in the community, 96 in the migrant worker dormitories and 1 imported case.


Condition of hospitalised cases

        As of 17 September 2021, 12pm, 813 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 90 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 14 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 82 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%. 153 cases required oxygen supplementation, 15 had been in the ICU, and 3 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

3.     As of 16 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. 

4.     We have administered a total of 8,903,190 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,568,101 individuals, with 4,438,511 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 181,531 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 86,891 individuals.

Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

5.     As of 17 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 935 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 838 community cases, 96 dormitory residents cases and 1 imported case. 

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

Total4

Remarks

Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard

2

26

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 26 cases, 23 are staff and 3 are household contacts of cases.

Blue Stars Dormitory

17

71

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

Orange Valley Nursing Home (Simei)

3

17

All 17 cases are residents. Residents and staff on the affected levels have been tested. All other residents and staff will also undergo testing.

DHL Supply Chain Advanced Regional Centre (1 Greenwich Drive)

2

86

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 86 cases, 66 are staff and 20 are household contacts of cases. New cases are secondary family and social contacts.

Chinatown Complex

8

256

Ongoing workplace transmission, including 187 stallholders and assistants, 11 working as cleaners/ Safe Distancing Ambassador, 58 household contacts of workers. All new cases have been quarantined.

Avery Lodge Dormitory

4

95

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.

Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard

2

107

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

Toa Payoh Bus Interchange staff

2

236

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

Tampines Bus Interchange staff

3

137

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

Punggol Bus Interchange staff

3

64

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

Bugis Junction

1

319

Intra-mall transmission amongst staff and visitors, with further transmission to close contacts of staff and visitors.

Changi General Hospital

2

73

Workplace transmission among facility management and support staff with spread to close contacts of staff. No patients affected.



b) Summary of trends for local cases

7.     There are 934 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 838 in the community and 96 in the migrant worker dormitories. Amongst the local cases today are 241 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 is 1 imported case today, who developed the illness during Stay-Home Notice (SHN). 

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. 


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
17 SEPTEMBER 2021



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.
Includes new cases added today.