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26 Oct 2021

26th Oct 2021

Summary of local situation

  • 2,856 cases were discharged today, of whom 435 are seniors aged 60 and above.
  • Over the last 28 days, of the 87,150 infected individuals, 98.7% had no or mild symptoms, 0.9% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.1% were unstable and under close monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU), 0.1% were critically ill and intubated in the ICU, and 0.2% has died.
  • 1,787 cases remain warded in hospital. 289 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 79 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU, and 67 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 79.2%.
  • As of 25 October 2021, 84% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 85% has received at least one dose, and 13% has received boosters.
  • As of 26 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected a total of 3,277 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 2,984 in the community, 288 in the migrant worker dormitories and 5 imported cases. The weekly infection growth rate is 1.11.

Situation update

1.    Over the last 28 days, 98.7% 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. 

Figure 1: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition1  
Fig 1_26 Oct
2.    As of 26 October 2021, 289 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 79 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 67 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 79.2%. 

3.    MOH has been working with the hospitals to set aside more ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, as and when we need them. In view of the current ICU occupancy rates, we have triggered the next 100 ICU beds, which will be ready next week. While we are able to stand up ICU beds at short notice, the increased load of patients adds strain and pressure on the healthcare system and our healthcare workers. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated if they have not done so, so as to protect themselves and help ease the patient load on the healthcare system. For those who are not vaccinated, we urge them to minimise unnecessary movement and social interactions.


Figure 2: Daily Adult ICU Bed Utilisation
Fig 2_26 Oct


4.    10 more cases, aged between 66 and 98 years, have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. All except an unvaccinated case had various underlying medical conditions.

Figure 3: Patients Needing Oxygen Supplementation, ICU Care or Died2, by Age Groups
Fig 3_26 Oct

5.     2,856 cases were discharged today, of whom 435 are seniors aged 60 and above. As of 26 October 2021, 12pm, amongst all COVID-19 community cases who have been onboarded or admitted, 19,013 (72.4%) cases are undergoing Home Recovery. 4,570 (17.4%) cases are in Community Care Facilities mostly because their homes are not suitable for Home Recovery, 878 (3.3%) cases are in COVID-19 Treatment Facilities, and 1,787 (6.8%) COVID-19 patients are currently warded in hospital, mostly for observation.

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_26 Oct
Vaccination 

6.    As of 25 October 2021, 84% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 85% has received at least one dose, and 13% have received their booster shots. 

7.    We have administered a total of 10,003,952 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, Moderna and Sinovac). In total, 4,731,066 individuals have received at least one dose of vaccine under the national vaccination programme, 4,670,973 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen, and 724,762 have taken their booster shots. In addition, 42,623 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 24,130 individuals.

8.    Over the past 7 days, the number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated cases who are critically ill in the ICU are at 0.5 and 4.3 per 100,000 population respectively. Over the same period, the number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated cases who died are 0.1 and 0.8 per 100,000 population respectively.  Among seniors aged 60 and above, the number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated cases who are critically ill in the ICU are 2.2 and 31.7 respectively.  The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.4 and 8.1 respectively. 


Figure 5: 7-Day Moving Average of Number of Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, per 100,000 Population by Vaccination Status3  
Fig 5_26 Oct

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 6: Large Clusters with New Cases

Cluster

New Cases

Total4

Remarks

NTUC Health (Jurong West) Nursing Home

1

15

Transmission amongst residents. Of the 15 cases, all are residents.

Maple Bear Loyang

2

14

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 14 cases, 2 are staff and 12 are students.

Institute of Mental Health

4

138

Transmission amongst staff and patients. Of the 138 cases, 10 are staff and 128 are patients.

Banyan Home @ Pelangi Village

6

77

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 77 cases, 1 is a staff and 76 are residents.

AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens

8

79

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 79 cases, 1 is a staff and 78 cases are residents.

Bukit Batok Home for the Aged

2

156

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 156 cases, 6 are staff and 150 are residents.


Summary of trends for local cases


10.    As of 26 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,277 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 2,984 community cases, 288 dormitory resident cases and 5 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 506 seniors who are aged 60 and above. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 1.11


Figure 7: Number of Community Cases by Age
Fig 7_26 Oct

Figure 8:
Weekly Infection Growth Rate5
Fig 8_26 Oct
11.    Please refer to MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details. 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
26 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 Critically ill and Intubated in ICU’.
[2] May differ from the deaths reported for the day as the latter includes those who have passed on earlier, but whose cause of death was investigated and confirmed only later, e.g. Coroner’s cases.
[3] Non-fully vaccinated comprises persons who are partially vaccinated and completely unvaccinated.
[4] Includes new cases added today.
[5] Ratio of community cases in the past week over the week before.