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05 Nov 2021

5th Nov 2021

Summary of local situation

 

·      1,669 cases remain warded in hospital. 282 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 70 are unstable and under close monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 70 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 68.6%.

 

·      Over the last 28 days, of the 92,147 infected individuals, 98.7% had no or mild symptoms, 0.7% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.3% were in the ICU, and 0.2% has died.

 

·      As of 4 November 2021, 85% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 85% has received at least one dose, and 17% has received boosters.

 

·      Over the past day, 3,657 cases were discharged, of whom 528 are seniors aged 60 years and above. 1,767 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, with 1,639 in the community, 120 in the migrant worker dormitories and 8 imported cases. The weekly infection growth rate is 0.81.

 

·      The fall in the number of cases today is likely due to fewer swabs being done over the Deepavali Public Holiday at Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) and polyclinics. We remind those who feel unwell with acute respiratory infection symptoms not to delay seeking medical attention and getting tested. 8 Regional Screening Centres and 3 Quick Test Centres, offering free confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, are open on Saturdays and Sundays1.

Situation at Hospitals

 

1.             As of 5 November 2021, 282 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 70 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 70 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 68.6%.

 

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, 0.7% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.2% 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 Condition2 
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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 Died3, by Age Groups
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Vaccination

 

4.             As of 4 November 2021, 85% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 85% has received at least one dose, and 17% 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 4.8 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 1.8 and 38.3 respectively.  The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.3 and 8.5 respectively.

 

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

 

6.             Over the past day, 3,657 cases were discharged, of whom 528 are seniors aged 60 years and above.

 

7.             As of 5 November 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 1,767 new cases of COVID-19 infection, comprising 1,639 community cases, 120 dormitory resident cases and 8 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 284 seniors who are aged 60 years and above. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 0.81.

 

8.             The fall in the number of cases today is likely due to fewer swabs being done over the Deepavali Public Holiday at Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) and polyclinics. We remind those who feel unwell with acute respiratory infection symptoms not to delay seeking medical attention and getting tested. 8 Regional Screening Centres and 3 Quick Test Centres, offering free confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, are open on Saturdays and Sundays5.

 

9.             9 more cases, aged between 67 and 85 years, have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. All of them had various underlying medical conditions.

 

Figure 5: Number of Community Cases by Age
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Figure 6: Week-on-week Infection Ratio6
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10.             We are closely monitoring the clusters listed below, which have already been ringfenced through tracing, testing and isolation.


Figure 7: Large Clusters with New Cases

Cluster

New Cases

Total7

Remarks

Growing Learners Student Care

1

16

Transmission amongst students. Of the 16 cases, 12 are students and 4 are household contacts of cases.

Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Tampines)

4

54

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 54 cases, 9 are staff and 45 are residents.

Banyan Home @ Pelangi Village

1

95

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 95 cases, 1 is a staff and 94 are residents.

Institute of Mental Health

24

365

Transmission amongst staff and patients. Of the 365 cases, 24 are staff and 341 are patients.

Orange Valley Nursing Home (Clementi)

4

26

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 26 cases, 3 are staff and 23 are residents.


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

 


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
5 NOVEMBER 2021


[1] Please refer to www.go.gov.sg/ari-weekend-testing for details.
[2] 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’.
[3] 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.
[4] Non-fully vaccinated comprises persons who are partially vaccinated and completely unvaccinated.
[5] Please refer to www.go.gov.sg/ari-weekend-testing for details.
[6] Ratio of community cases in the past week over the week before.
[7] Includes new cases added today.