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22 Oct 2021

22nd Oct 2021

Summary of local situation

  • 1,609 cases are currently warded in hospital. 338 cases require oxygen supplementation and 57 are in the intensive care unit (ICU).
  • Over the last 28 days, of the 80,970 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 21 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 22 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,637 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 3,039 in the community, 592 in the migrant worker dormitories and 6 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, 46.7% were fully vaccinated and 53.3% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 

Figure 1: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition1  
Fig 1_22 Oct

2.   14 more cases have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.2 Of these, 7 were male Singaporeans and 7 were female Singaporeans, including a 41 year-old individual who had been vaccinated against COVID-19, but was immunocompromised and had severe underlying lung disease. The other 13 individuals were aged between 59 and 97 years.

3.   Amongst them, 7 had been unvaccinated against COVID-19, 1 had been partially vaccinated and 5 had been vaccinated. All of them had various underlying medical conditions. Amongst those who have passed away over the last 28 days, 30.7% were fully vaccinated and 69.3% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated.


Figure 2: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or Hospitalised, by Age Groups
Fig 2_22 Oct




4.   As of 22 October 2021, 12pm, amongst all COVID-19 community cases who have been onboarded or admitted, 17,766 (71.2%) cases are undergoing Home Recovery. 4,645 (18.6%) cases are in Community Care Facilities, 921 (3.7%) cases are in COVID-19 Treatment Facilities, and 1,609 (6.5%) COVID-19 patients are currently warded in hospital, mostly for observation. 338 require oxygen supplementation, and 57 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
Fig 3_22 Oct

Vaccination progress

5.   As of 21 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 9,722,320 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna). In total, 4,626,787 individuals have received at least one dose of vaccine under the national vaccination programme, and 4,568,842 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 234,168 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 120,594 individuals.


7.   To date, we have invited about 910,000 eligible individuals to receive their booster doses. 655,029 individuals have received their booster shots and another 96,000 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

Banyan Home @ Pelangi Village

10

52

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 52 cases, 1 is a staff and 51 are residents.

PCF Sparkletots @ Zhenghua (632A Senja Road)

2

19

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 19 cases, 5 are staff, 12 are students and 2 are household contacts of cases.

AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens

22

44

Transmission amongst residents. All 44 cases are residents.

Bukit Batok Home for the Aged

20

129

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 129 cases, 4 are staff and 125 are residents.

MWS Christalite Methodist Home

3

121

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 121 cases, 13 are staff and 108 are residents.


Summary of trends for local cases

9.   As of 22 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,637 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 3,039 community cases, 592 dormitory resident cases and 6 imported cases. Amongst the local cases today are 528 seniors who are above 60 years. 

Figure 5: Number of Community Cases by Age
Fig 5_22 Oct


Figure 6
: Number of Dormitory Cases by Age
Fig 6_22 Oct

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

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
22 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 85094, 87022, 90185, 91805, 98944, 100617, 104463, 107712, 124982, 123829, 128317, 151380, 157954 and 165300.


[3] Includes new cases added today.