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26 Sep 2021

26th Sep 2021

Summary of local situation

· 1,203 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 172 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 30 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

· Over the last 28 days, of the 20,439 infected individuals, 98.0% had no or mild symptoms, 1.7% required oxygen supplementation, 0.2% required ICU care, and 0.1% has died.

· As of 25 September 2021, 82% 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 26 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,939 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 1,536 in the community, 398 in the migrant worker dormitories and 5 imported cases.


Condition of hospitalised cases


        As of 26 September 2021, 12pm, 1,203 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 172 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 30 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 168 are seniors above 60 years.  

2.     Case 82792, a 97 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 25 September 2021. She tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 18 September. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of hyperlipidaemia. 

3.     Case 87418, a 69 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 24 September 2021. She tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 24 September. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of hypertension. 

4.     In total, 78 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Figure 1: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation
Fig1(26Sep21)


5.     Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 98.0%. 356 cases required oxygen supplementation and 39 had been in the ICU. Of these, 51.6% were fully vaccinated and 48.4% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 21 have died, of whom 28.6% were fully vaccinated and 71.4% were unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated. 

Figure 2: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition2
Fig2(26Sep21)


Figure 3: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, Requiring Oxygen Supplementation or Hospitalised1, by Age Groups
Fig3(26Sep21)

Update on vaccination progress

6.     As of 25 September 2021, 82% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85% has received at least one dose. 

7.     We have administered a total of 9,095,290 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,591,847 individuals, with 4,473,746 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. In addition, 191,709 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 88,301 individuals.

Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

8.     As of 26 September 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,939 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 1,536 community cases, 398 dormitory residents cases and 5 imported cases. 

a) 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 4: Large Clusters with New Cases

Cluster

New Cases

Total3

Remarks

Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre

2

64

Transmission amongst workers and trade visitors. Of the 64 cases, 59 are workers at the market, 3 are trade visitors and 2 are household members of cases. New cases have already been quarantined.

LearnJoy Education Centre

1

17

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 17 cases, 1 is a staff, 15 are students and 1 is a household member of a case. New case has already been quarantined.

My Little Campus (Yishun)

4

44

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 44 cases, 3 are staff, 27 are students and 14 are household members of cases. New cases have already been quarantined.

Windsor Convalescent Home

4

38

Transmission amongst residents and staff. Of the 38 cases, 35 are residents and 3 are staff. New cases have already been quarantined.

Chinatown Complex

3

292

Workplace transmission, including 203 stallholders and assistants, 12 cleaners/ Safe Distancing Ambassador and 77 household contacts of workers. New cases have been already quarantined.

Bukit Batok Road/ Plantation Crescent dormitory

5

30

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

Avery Lodge

30

238

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

North Coast Lodge

8

247

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

Blue Stars Dormitory

40

283

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

Woodlands Dormitory

20

104

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

10.     There are 1,934 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 1,536 in the community and 398 in the migrant worker dormitories. Amongst the local cases today are 417 seniors who are above 60 years. 

Figure 5: Number of Local Cases by Age
Fig5(26Sep21)

Summary of trends for imported cases

11.     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, 2 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 3 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

Figure 6: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/ Detected during SHN or Isolation
Fig6(26Sep21)


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


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
26 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.