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29 Nov 2021

29th Nov 2021

Summary of local situation

 

·      1,158 cases remain warded in hospital. 221 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 17 are unstable and under close monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 62 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 51.2%.

 

·      Over the last 28 days, of the 62,442 infected individuals, 98.7% had no or mild symptoms, 0.9% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.2% were in the ICU, and 0.2% has died.

 

·      As of 28 November 2021, 94% of our eligible population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Among the total population, 85% has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 86% has received at least one dose, and 26% has received their booster shots.

 

·      Over the past day, 1,812 cases were discharged, of whom 274 are seniors aged 60 years and above. 1,103 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, with 1,070 in the community, 25 in the migrant worker dormitories and 8 imported cases. The weekly infection growth rate is 0.69.


Situation at Hospitals

 

1.             As of 29 November 2021, 221 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 17 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 62 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 51.2%.

 

Figure 1: Daily Adult ICU Bed Utilisation
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Status of Patients

 

2.             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 2: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Severity of Condition1
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3.             Seniors 60 years old and above, especially if unvaccinated, continue to be more adversely affected by COVID-19:

 

Figure 3: Patients Needing Oxygen Supplementation, ICU Care or Died2, by Age Groups
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Vaccination

 

4.             As of 28 November 2021, 94% of our eligible population (aged 12 years and above) has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Among the total population, 85% has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 86% has received at least one dose, and 26% has received their booster shots.

 

5.             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 0.04 and 0.4 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 1.7 and 40.7 respectively.  The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.2 and 4.5 respectively.

 

Figure 4: 7-Day Moving Average of Number of Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, per 100,000 Population by Vaccination Status3
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Inflow and Outflow of Cases

 

6.             Over the past day, 1,812 cases were discharged, of whom 274 are seniors aged 60 years and above.

 

7.             As of 29 November 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,103 new cases of COVID-19 infection, comprising 1,070 community cases, 25 dormitory resident cases and 8 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 183 seniors who are aged 60 years and above. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 0.69.

 

8.             9 more cases, aged between 58 and 91 years, have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. All of them, except for an unvaccinated case, had various underlying medical conditions.

 

Figure 5: Number of Community Cases by Age
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Figure 6: Week-on-week Infection Ratio4
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9.             We are closely monitoring the cluster listed below, which has already been ringfenced through tracing, testing and isolation.


Figure 7: Large Clusters with New Cases

Cluster

New Cases

Total5

Remarks

Jenaris Home @ Pelangi Village

5

126

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 126 cases, 2 are staff and 124 are residents.


10.            The NSW Ministry of Health has confirmed that two travellers who arrived in Sydney from southern Africa on Singapore Airlines SQ211 on 28 November had tested positive for the Omicron variant of concern. The travellers departed from Johannesburg on 27 November via Singapore Airlines SQ481 and arrived at Changi Airport on the same day for their transit flight. Their pre-departure tests in South Africa on 26 November were negative for COVID-19 infection. Most of the travellers had remained in the transit area at Changi Airport until their departure for Sydney on 28 November, and did not enter Singapore or visit other areas in Changi Airport. Seven disembarked. Six are currently on 10-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at a dedicated facility and will be PCR tested.  One was a close contact of an infected individual on the flight, and has been quarantined. Contact tracing is ongoing for airport staff who may have come into transient contact with the cases.

 

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


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
29 NOVEMBER 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] Ratio of community cases in the past week over the week before.
[5] Includes new cases added today.