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08 Nov 2021

7th Nov 2021

Summary of local situation

  • 1,654 cases remain warded in hospital. 296 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 70 are unstable and under close monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 64 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 69.9%.
  • Over the last 28 days, of the 91,217 infected individuals, 98.7% had no or mild symptoms, 0.8% required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.3% were in the ICU, and 0.2% has died.
  • As of 6 November 2021, 85% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 86% has received at least one dose, and 18% has received boosters.
  • Over the past day, 2,926 cases were discharged, of whom 420 are seniors aged 60 years and above. 2,553 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, with 2,343 in the community, 205 in the migrant worker dormitories and 5 imported cases. The weekly infection growth rate is 0.81.

Situation at Hospitals

1.    As of 7 November 2021, 296 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 70 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 64 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 69.9%.


Figure 1: Daily Adult ICU Bed Utilisation
Fig1_7 Nov


Status of Patients


2.    Over the last 28 days, 98.7% of local infected cases were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, 0.8% 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 Condition1
Fig2_7 Nov

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 2 by Age Groups
Fig3_7 Nov

Vaccination 

4.    As of 6 November 2021, 85% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 86% has received at least one dose, and 18% 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 5.1 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 42.3 respectively.  The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.3 and 9.0 respectively. 


Figure 4: 7-Day Moving Average of Number of Deaths and Active Cases in ICU, per 100,000 Population by Vaccination Status3  
Fig4_7 Nov


Inflow and Outflow of Cases

6.    Over the past day, 2,926 cases were discharged, of whom 420 are seniors aged 60 years and above. 

7.    As of 7 November 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 2,553 new cases of COVID-19 infection, comprising 2,343 community cases, 205 dormitory resident cases and 5 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 425 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.    17 more cases, aged between 45 and 89 years, have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection. All of them had various underlying medical conditions, except for an 85 year-old vaccinated individual who had no known medical conditions. 


Figure 5: Number of Community Cases by Age
Fig5_7 Nov


Figure 6
: Week-on-week Ratio4
Fig6_7 Nov
9.    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

Total5

Remarks

Jenaris Home @ Pelangi Village

2

29

Transmission amongst residents.

Surya Home

2

16

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 16 cases, 3 are staff and 13 are residents.

MWS Nursing Home – Yew Tee

7

10

Transmission amongst residents.

Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Tampines)

1

60

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 60 cases, 9 are staff and 51 are residents.

Institute of Mental Health

7

389

Transmission amongst staff and patients. Of the 389 cases,25 are staff and 364 are patients.

NTUC Health Nursing Home (Geylang East)

1

18

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 18 cases, 1 is a staff and 17 are residents.

PCF Sparkletots @ Whampoa Block 85

1

25

Transmission amongst students. Of the 25 cases, 14 are students and 11 are household contacts of cases.

Acacia Home

9

41

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 41 cases, 2 are staff and 39 are residents.


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

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
7 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.