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21 Sep 2021

21st Sep 2021

Summary of local situation

  • 1,109 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 147 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 17 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

     

  • Over the last 28 days, of the 13,075 infected individuals, 97.9% had no or mild symptoms, 1.9% required oxygen supplementation, 0.2% required ICU care, and 0.06% has died.

     

  • As of 20 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 21 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 1,038 in the community, 135 in the migrant worker dormitories and 5 imported cases.

Condition of hospitalised cases

As of 21 September 2021, 12pm, 1,109 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 147 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 17 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 135 are seniors above 60 years.  

2. Case 66111, a 62 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 20 September 2021. She tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 23 July and was admitted to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital the next day. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. 

3. Case 72610, a 74 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 19 September 2021. He was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 31 August for an unrelated medical condition and tested negative for COVID-19 upon admission. Another test taken on 9 September came back positive for COVID-19 infection. He had been partially vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus,  hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. 

4. Case 76425, an 83 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 20 September 2021. He was conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on 15 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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, recurrent aspiration pneumonia, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia which, together with his advanced age, made him more susceptible to severe illness. 

5. In total, 65 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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

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6. Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 97.9%. 246 cases required oxygen supplementation and 23 had been in the ICU. Of these 54.3% were fully vaccinated and 45.7% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 8 have died, of whom 25% were fully vaccinated and 75% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 

Figure 2: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition2

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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

7. As of 20 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. 

8. We have administered a total of 8,976,010 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,578,704 individuals, with 4,455,536 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 184,864 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 87,125 individuals.

Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

9. As of 21 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 1,038 community cases, 135 dormitory residents cases and 5 imported cases. 

a) Active clusters under close monitoring

10. 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

LearnJoy Education Centre

1

10

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 10 cases, 1 is a staff and 9 are students. New case has already been quarantined.

Homestay Lodge

1

25

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

SUN-DAC (Choa Chu Kang)

4

16

Transmission amongst clients and staff. Of the 16 cases, 10 are clients, 3 are staff and 3 are household members of cases.

Jamiyah Nursing Home

1

16

Intra-home transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 16 cases, 13 are residents and 3 are staff. New cases have already been quarantined.

Windsor Convalescent Home

3

21

Transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 21 cases, 19 are residents and 2 are staff. New cases have already been quarantined.

My Little Campus (Yishun)

5

24

Transmission amongst staff and students in the school. Of the 24 cases, 2 are staff, 20 are students and 2 are household members of cases. New cases have already been quarantined.

Chinatown Complex

2

285

Ongoing workplace transmission, including 202 stallholders and assistants, 12 working as cleaners/ Safe Distancing Ambassador, 71 household contacts of workers. New cases have been quarantined.

Pfizer Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

5

37

Workplace transmission, no evidence spread beyond worksite. Of the 37 cases, 35 are staff and 2 are household contacts of cases. New cases have already been quarantined.

Blue Stars Dormitory

10

133

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. New cases have already been quarantined.


b) Summary of trends for local cases

11. There are 1,173 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 1,038 in the community and 135 in the migrant worker dormitories. Amongst the local cases today are 311 seniors who are above 60 years. 

Figure 5: Number of Local Cases by Age

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Summary of trends for imported cases

12. There are a total of 5 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 2 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

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

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

[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.