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21 Oct 2021

20th Oct 2021

Summary of local situation

 

·      1,718 cases are currently warded in hospital. 337 cases require oxygen supplementation and 67 are in the intensive care unit (ICU).

 

·      Over the last 28 days, of the 77,040 infected individuals, 98.7% had no or mild symptoms, 1.0% required oxygen supplementation, 0.1% required ICU care, and 0.2% has died.

 

·      As of 19 October 2021, 84% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85% has received at least one dose.

 

·      As of 20 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,862 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 3,221 in the community, 630 in the migrant worker dormitories and 11 imported cases.



Situation update

 

1.             Over the last 28 days, 98.7% of local infected cases were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, 1.0% required oxygen supplementation, and 0.1% had been in the ICU. Amongst those who required oxygen supplementation and ICU, 47.6% were fully vaccinated and 52.4% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated.

 

Figure 1: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition
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2.             18 more cases have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection2. Of these, 16 were male Singaporeans and 2 were female Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents, aged between 55 and 96 years. Amongst them, 8 had been unvaccinated against COVID-19, 1 had been partially vaccinated and 9 had been vaccinated. 17 of them had various underlying medical conditions, while an unvaccinated case had no known medical conditions.

 

3.             Amongst those who have passed away over the last 28 days, 30.1% were fully vaccinated and 69.9% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated.


Figure 2: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or Hospitalised, by Age Groups
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4.             As of 20 October 2021, 12pm, amongst all COVID-19 community cases who have been onboarded or admitted, 17,084 (72.3%) cases are undergoing Home Recovery. 3,941 (16.7%) cases are in Community Care Facilities, 887 (3.8%) cases are in COVID-19 Treatment Facilities, and 1,718 (7.3%) COVID-19 patients are currently warded in hospital, mostly for observation. 337 require oxygen supplementation, and 67 are in the ICU. 


Figure 3: Breakdown of Number of Active Cases in Hospital, COVID-19 Treatment Facilities, Community Care Facilities, and Home Recovery Programme in the Last 7 Days
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Vaccination progress

 

5.             As of 19 October 2021, 84% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85% has received at least one dose.

 

6.             We have administered a total of 9,683,226 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna). In total, 4,623,926 individuals have received at least one dose of vaccine under the national vaccination programme, and 4,563,906 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 229,117 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 119,071 individuals.

 

7.             To date, we have invited about 850,000 eligible individuals to receive their booster doses. 622,452 individuals have received their booster shots and another 92,000 have booked their appointments.

  

Active clusters under close monitoring

 

8.             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

Total3

Remarks

AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens

2

21

Transmission amongst residents. All 21 cases are residents.

Bukit Batok Home for the Aged

39

92

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 92 cases, 2 are staff and 90 are residents.

MWS Christalite Methodist Home

1

115

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 115 cases, 13 are staff and 102 are residents.

Acacia Home

1

16

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 16 cases, 3 are staff and 13 are residents.


Summary of trends for local cases

 

9.             As of 20 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,862 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 3,221 community cases, 630 dormitory resident cases and 11 imported cases. Amongst the local cases today are 568 seniors who are above 60 years.

 

Figure 5: Number of Community Cases by Age
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Figure 6: Number of Dormitory Cases by Age
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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
20 OCTOBER 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 in Intensive Care Unit’.
[2] Cases 150839, 81624, 113732, 116398, 120525, 121496, 122460, 124136, 125114, 125437, 139042, 140841, 142945, 151320, 151847, 153734, 154231 and 154056.
[3] Includes new cases added today.