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08 Nov 2021

8th Nov 2021

Summary of local situation

· 1,725 cases remain warded in hospital. 301 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 62 are unstable and under close monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 67 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 68.5%.

· Over the last 28 days, of the 91,425 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 7 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, 3,216 cases were discharged, of whom 479 are seniors aged 60 years and above. 2,470 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, with 2,307 in the community, 156 in the migrant worker dormitories and 7 imported cases. The weekly infection growth rate is 0.84.


Situation at Hospitals

1.     As of 8 November 2021, 301 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 62 are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU to prevent further deterioration, and 67 are critically ill and intubated in the ICU. The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 68.5%.

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, 0.8% 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
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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 7 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 5.2 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 43.1 respectively.  The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.4 and 9.4 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, 3,216 cases were discharged, of whom 479 are seniors aged 60 years and above. 

7.    As of 8 November 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health has detected a total of 2,470 new cases of COVID-19 infection, comprising 2,307 community cases, 156 dormitory resident cases and 7 imported cases. Amongst the community cases today are 355 seniors who are aged 60 years and above. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 0.84. 

8.     14 more cases, aged between 56 and 98 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 Ratio4
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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

MWS Nursing Home – Yew Tee

4

14

Transmission amongst residents.

Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Tampines)

1

61

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 61 cases, 9 are staff and 52 are residents.

Institute of Mental Health

7

397

Transmission amongst staff and patients. Of the 397 cases, 26 are staff and 371 are patients.

Acacia Home

3

44

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 44 cases, 2 are staff and 42 are residents.

ECON Medicare Centre & Nursing Home (10 Buangkok View Block 9)

1

37

Transmission amongst staff and residents. Of the 37 cases, 1 is a staff and 36 are residents.



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


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
8 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.