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23 Oct 2021

23rd Oct 2021

Summary of local situation

  • 3,512 cases were discharged today, of whom 474 are seniors above 60 years.
  • 1,680 cases remain warded in hospital. 269 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 91 are unstable and under close monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU) to prevent further deterioration, and 58 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU.
  • Over the last 28 days, of the 83,141 infected individuals, 98.6% had no or mild symptoms, 0.9% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.1% were unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU, 0.1% were critically ill and intubated in the ICU, and 0.2% has died.
  • As of 22 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 23 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,598 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 2,804 in the community, 790 in the migrant worker dormitories and 4 imported cases.

Situation update

1.     
Over the last 28 days, 98.6% of local infected cases were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, 0.9% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.1% were unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 0.1% had been critically ill and intubated in the ICU. Amongst those who required oxygen supplementation and ICU, 46.4% were fully vaccinated and 53.6% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 

Figure 1: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition1  
Fig 1_23 Oct

Figure 2:
 Daily Adult ICU Bed Utilisation
Fig 2_23 Oct


2.     6 more cases have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.2 Of these, 2 were male Singaporean/ Singapore Resident and 4 were female Singaporeans, aged between 61 and 91 years. Amongst them, 4 had been unvaccinated against COVID-19, and 2 had been vaccinated. All of them had various underlying medical conditions. 

3.     Amongst those who have passed away over the last 28 days, 31.2% were fully vaccinated and 68.8% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated.

Figure 3: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or Hospitalised, by Age Groups
Fig 3_23 Oct


4.     3,512 cases were discharged today, of whom 474 are seniors above 60 years.  As of 23 October 2021, 12pm, amongst all COVID-19 community cases who have been onboarded or admitted, 17,725 (70.4%) cases are undergoing Home Recovery. 4,796 (19.1%) cases are in Community Care Facilities, 960 (3.8%) cases are in COVID-19 Treatment Facilities, and 1,680 (6.7%) COVID-19 patients are currently warded in hospital, mostly for observation. 269 require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 91 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 58 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. 

Figure 4: 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 4_23 Oct
Vaccination progress

5.     As of 22 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 9,752,204 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna). In total, 4,628,321 individuals have received at least one dose of vaccine under the national vaccination programme, and 4,571,975 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 237,336 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 121,555 individuals.

7.     To date, we have invited about 910,000 eligible individuals to receive their booster doses. 680,979 individuals have received their booster shots and another 88,000 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 5: Large Clusters with New Cases

Cluster

New Cases

Total3

Remarks

Banyan Home @ Pelangi Village

6

60

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 60 cases, 1 is a staff and 59 are residents.

AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens

10

59

Transmission amongst residents. All 59 cases are residents.


Summary of trends for local cases

9.     As of 23 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,598 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 2,804 community cases, 790 dormitory resident cases and 4 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 471 seniors who are above 60 years. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 1.14. 

Figure 6: Number of Community Cases by Age
Fig 6_23 Oct

Figure 7:
Ratio of Community Cases in the Past Week over the Week Before
Fig 7_23 Oct

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

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
23 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 ICU (Critically ill).
[2] Cases 79787, 103083, 104756, 128519, 137591 and 165335.
[3] Includes new cases added today.