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19 Sep 2021

19th Sep 2021

Summary of local situation 

  • 873 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 118 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 21 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
  • Over the last 28 days, of the 11,196 infected individuals, 98.1% have no or mild symptoms, 1.7% requires oxygen supplementation, 0.2% requires ICU care, and 0.04% has died. 
  • As of 18 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 19 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,012 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 919 in the community, 90 in the migrant worker dormitories and 3 imported cases. 

Condition of hospitalised cases

   As of 19 September 2021, 12pm, 873 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 118 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 21 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 116 are seniors above 60 years.  


Figure 1: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation1 
Figure 1_19 Sep



2.         Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 98.1%. 195 cases required oxygen supplementation, 19 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   
Figure 2_19 Sep


Figure 3
: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or 1 by Age Groups
Figure 3_19 Sep
Update on vaccination progress

3.         As of 18 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 8,944,060 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,574,522 individuals, with 4,449,437 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 183,202 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 87,054 individuals.Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

5.         As of 19 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,012 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 919 community cases, 90 dormitory residents cases and 3 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

Total4

Remarks

Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre

2

41

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 41 cases, 24 are staff and 17 are household contacts of cases. All workers at the market and food centre will be tested.

Woodlands Care Home

9

12

Transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 12 cases, 11 are residents and 1 is a staff.

Windsor Convalescent Home

8

10

Transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 10 cases, 9 are residents and 1 is staff.

My Little Campus (Yishun)

7

11

Transmission amongst staff and students in the school. Of the 11 cases, 2 are staff and 9 are students.

Pfizer Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

3

29

Workplace transmission, no evidence of spread beyond worksite. All cases are staff. The facility is not involved in vaccine production.

NSL OilChem

1

30

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 30 cases, 26 are staff and 4 are household contacts of cases.

Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard

3

55

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 55 cases, 47 are staff and 8 are household contacts of cases.

Blue Stars Dormitory

1

110

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. All residents are being tested.

Chinatown Complex

5

281

Ongoing workplace transmission, including 198 stallholders and assistants, 12 working as cleaners/ Safe Distancing Ambassador, 64 household contacts of workers. All new cases have been quarantined.

Avery Lodge Dormitory

12

113

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

Boon Lay Bus Interchange staff

5

242

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

All Saints Home Jurong East

1

15

Intra-home transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 15 cases, 11 are residents and 4 are staff.

Punggol Bus Interchange staff

3

70

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

Tampines Bus Interchange staff

9

162

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

DHL Supply Chain Advanced Regional Centre (1 Greenwich Drive)

2

92

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 92 cases, 68 are staff and 24 are household contacts of cases. New cases are secondary family and social contacts.

Jamiyah Nursing Home

1

15

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 15 cases, 12 are residents and 3 are staff.


b)         Summary of trends for local cases

7.         There are 1,009 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 919 in the community and 90 in the migrant worker dormitories. Amongst the local cases today are 321 seniors who are above 60 years. 


Figure 5: Number of Local Cases by Age
Figure 5_19 Sep


Summary of trends for imported cases


8.         There are a total of 3 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Of these, 1 was detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 2 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

Figure 6: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/ Detected during SHN or Isolation
Figure 6_19 Sep

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



MINISTRY OF HEALTH
19 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.