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22 Sep 2021

22nd Sep 2021

Summary of local situation


  • 1,083 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 145 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 19 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

  • Over the last 28 days, of the 14,412 infected individuals, 97.9% had no or mild symptoms, 1.8% required oxygen supplementation, 0.2% required ICU care, and 0.08% has died.

  • As of 21 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 22 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,457 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 1,277 in the community, 176 in the migrant worker dormitories and 4 imported cases.




Condition of hospitalised cases


       As of 22 September 2021, 12pm, 1,083 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 145 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 19 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 134 are seniors above 60 years. 

2.    Case 70252, a 65 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 22 September 2021. He tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 1 September. He had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of diabetes mellitus, end stage renal failure and hypertension.

3.    Case 74791, a 90 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 21 September 2021. She tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 13 September. She had been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of stroke, asthma, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia which, together with her advanced age, made her more susceptible to severe illness.

4.    Case 75271, a 50 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 21 September 2021. He tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 13 September. He had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had no known medical conditions.

5.    In total, 68 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

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

Fig. 1 (22 Sep)

6.    Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 97.9%. 260 cases required oxygen supplementation and 25 had been in the ICU. Of these 54.0% were fully vaccinated and 46.0% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 11 have died, of whom 27.3% were fully vaccinated and 72.7% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated.

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

Fig. 2 (22 Sep)

Figure 3: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or Hospitalised1, by Age Groups

Fig. 3 (22 Sep)

Update on vaccination progress

7.    As of 21 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 8,990,844 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,582,020 individuals, with 4,459,445 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 186,019 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 87,177 individuals.

Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

9.    As of 22 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,457 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 1,277 community cases, 176 dormitory residents cases and 4 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

Woodlands Dormitory

8

54

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. Cases identified through testing operations.

LearnJoy Education Centre

4

15

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 15 cases, 14 are students and 1 is a staff. New cases have already been quarantined.

My Little Campus (Yishun)

1

28

Transmission amongst staff and students in the school. Of the 28 cases, 2 are staff, 23 are students and 3 are household members of cases. New case has already been quarantined.

SUN-DAC (Choa Chu Kang)

2

18

Transmission amongst clients and staff. Of the 18 cases, 10 are clients, 3 are staff and 5 are household members of cases. New cases have already been quarantined.

Jamiyah Nursing Home

1

17

Intra-home transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 17 cases, 14 are residents and 3 are staff. New case has already been quarantined.

Windsor Convalescent Home

8

29

Transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 29 cases, 27 are residents and 2 are staff. New cases have already been quarantined.

Orange Valley Nursing Home (Simei)

2

20

Transmission amongst residents. All 20 cases are residents. New cases have already been quarantined.

Woodlands Care Home

3

15

Transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 15 cases, 14 are residents and 1 is a staff. New cases have already been quarantined.

Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre

2

50

Transmission amongst staff at market and food centre. Of the 50 cases, 29 are staff and 21 are household members of cases.

Chinatown Complex

3

288

Ongoing workplace transmission, including 202 stallholders and assistants, 12 working as cleaners/ Safe Distancing Ambassador, 74 household contacts of workers. New cases have been quarantined.

Blue Stars Dormitory

22

159

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

Avery Lodge

17

160

Intra-dormitory transmission amongst residents with no evidence of spread beyond dormitory. Cases identified through pre-emptive testing. New cases have already been quarantined.



b)      Summary of trends for local cases

11.    There are 1,453 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 1,277 in the community and 176 in the migrant worker dormitories. Amongst the local cases today are 389 seniors who are above 60 years.

Figure 5: Number of Local Cases by Age

Fig. 5 (22 Sep)

Summary of trends for imported cases

12.    There are a total of 4 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 1 developed the illness during SHN or isolation.


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

Fig. 6 (22 Sep)

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


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
22 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.