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28 Oct 2021

28th Oct 2021

Summary of local situation

 

·      4,348 cases were discharged today, of whom 710 are seniors aged 60 years and above.

 

·      Over the last 28 days, of the 91,146 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.

 

·      1,732 cases remain warded in hospital. 294 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 75 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU, and 61 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 72.8%.

 

·      As of 27 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 14% has received boosters.

 

·      As of 28 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected a total of 3,432 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, with 3,171 in the community, 252 in the migrant worker dormitories and 9 imported cases. The weekly infection growth rate is 1.13.



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 
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2.     As of 28 October 2021, 294 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 75 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 61 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 72.8%.

 

Figure 2: Daily Adult ICU Bed Utilisation
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3.     15 more cases, aged between 62 and 98 years, have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. All of them had various underlying medical conditions.


Figure 3: Patients Needing Oxygen Supplementation, ICU Care or Died2, by Age Groups
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4.     4,348 cases were discharged today, of whom 710 are seniors aged 60 and above. As of 28 October 2021, 12pm, amongst all COVID-19 community cases who have been onboarded or admitted, 20,202 (73.6%) cases are undergoing Home Recovery. 4,581 (16.7%) cases are in Community Care Facilities mostly because their homes are not suitable for Home Recovery, 942 (3.4%) cases are in COVID-19 Treatment Facilities, and 1,732 (6.3%) 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
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Vaccination

 

5.      As of 27 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 14% has received their booster shots.

 

6.     We have administered a total of 10,049,015 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, Moderna and Sinovac). In total, 4,734,669 individuals have received at least one dose of vaccine under the national vaccination programme, 4,675,888 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen, and 760,408 have taken their booster shots. In addition, 45,484 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 25,079 individuals.

 

7.       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 0.9 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 2.1 and 34.0 respectively.  The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.3 and 8.9 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 Status 
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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 6: Large Clusters with New Cases

Cluster

New Cases

Total4

Remarks

PCF Sparkletots @ Whampoa Block 85

3

12

Transmission amongst students. Of the 12 cases, 10 are students and 2 are household contacts of cases.

Maple Bear Loyang

2

18

Transmission amongst staff and students. Of the 18 cases, 3 are staff, 13 are students and 2 are household contacts of cases.

Institute of Mental Health

4

158

Transmission amongst staff and patients. Of the 158 cases, 12 are staff and 146 are patients.

AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens

2

84

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 84 cases, 2 are staff and 82 cases are residents.

Bukit Batok Home for the Aged

2

159

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 159 cases, 6 are staff and 153 are residents.

United Medical Centre – Toa Payoh

1

139

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 139 cases, 22 are staff, 116 are residents and 1 household contact of cases.


Summary of trends for local cases

 

9.      As of 28 October 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 3,432 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, comprising 3,171 community cases, 252 dormitory resident cases and 9 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 545 seniors who are aged 60 and above. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 1.13.

 

Figure 7: Number of Community Cases by Age
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Figure 8: Weekly Infection Growth Rate5
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10. Please refer to MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details.



MINISTRY OF HEALTH
28 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.