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20 Sep 2021

20th Sep 2021

Summary of local situation 

  •  1,055 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 128 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 18 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
  • Over the last 28 days, of the 12,013 infected individuals, 98.0% had no or mild symptoms, 1.7% required oxygen supplementation, 0.2% required ICU care, and 0.05% has died. 
  • As of 19 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 20 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 917 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 832 in the community, 78 in the migrant worker dormitories and 7 imported cases. 

Condition of hospitalised cases

   As of 20 September 2021, 12pm, 1,055 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 128 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 18 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 122 are seniors above 60 years.  

2.   Case 74987, an 84 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 19 September 2021. He was conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on 13 September with symptoms, and tested positive for COVID-19 infection on the same day. He had been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of heart disease, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia which, together with his advanced age, made him more susceptible to severe illness. 

3.   Case 77580, an 85 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 19 September 2021. He tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 16 September and was conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on 18 September. He had been partially vaccinated against COVID-19, and had no known medical conditions.

4.   In total, 62 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Figure 1: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation1 
Figure 1_20 Sep

5.   Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 98.0%. 210 cases required oxygen supplementation and 21 had been in the ICU. Of these, 54.5% were fully vaccinated and 45.5% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 6 have died, of whom 17% were fully vaccinated and 83.0% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 

Figure 2: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition2   
Figure 2_20 Sep
Figure 3: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or Hospitalised1, by Age Groups
Figure 3_20 Sep
Update on vaccination progress

6.   As of 19 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. 


7.   We have administered a total of 8,957,327 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,575,856 individuals, with 4,451,877 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 183,409 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 87,084 individuals.

Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

8.         As of 20 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 917 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 832 community cases, 78 dormitory residents cases and 7 imported cases. 

a)         Active clusters under close monitoring

9.         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

Homestay Lodge

1

21

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory.

SUN-DAC (Choa Chu Kang)

2

12

Transmission amongst clients and staff. Of the 12 cases, 10 are clients and 2 are staff. Centre has been closed since 17 September.

JMS Singapore

2

21

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 21 cases, 16 are staff and 5 are household contacts of cases.

Orange Valley Nursing Home (Simei)

1

18

All 18 cases are residents. All residents and staff are being tested. New case has already been quarantined.

Windsor Convalescent Home

4

18

Transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 18 cases, 17 are residents and 1 is staff. New cases have already been quarantined.

All Saints Home Jurong East

1

16

Intra-home transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 16 cases, 12 are residents and 4 are staff. New case has already been quarantined.

My Little Campus (Yishun)

4

15

Transmission amongst staff and students in the school. Of the 15 cases, 2 are staff and 13 are students. New cases have already been quarantined.

Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard

4

62

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 62 cases, 49 are staff and 13 are household contacts of cases.

30 Sunview Way construction site

4

203

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

Blue Stars Dormitory

9

120

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

Avery Lodge Dormitory

10

131

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

Chinatown Complex

2

282

Ongoing workplace transmission, including 200 stallholders and assistants, 12 working as cleaners/ Safe Distancing Ambassador, 70 household contacts of workers. All new cases have been quarantined.

Tampines Bus Interchange staff

5

172

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

Toa Payoh Bus Interchange staff

1

254

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

Clementi Bus Interchange staff

2

84

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

DHL Supply Chain Advanced Regional Centre (1 Greenwich Drive)

6

98

Workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases. Of the 98 cases, 68 are staff and 30 are household contacts of cases.


b)         Summary of trends for local cases

10.      There are 910 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 832 in the community and 78 in the migrant worker dormitories. Amongst the local cases today are 230 seniors who are above 60 years. 

Figure 5: Number of Local Cases by Age
Figure 5_20 Sep

Summary of trends for imported cases

11.      There are a total of 7 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 4 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

Figure 6: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/ Detected during SHN or Isolation
Figure 6_20 Sep


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

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

20 SEPTEMBER 2021

[1]  Includes all cases who are currently hospitalised.
[2] Includes only new cases reported in the past 28 days.
[3] Includes new cases added today.