COVID-19: 2,057 new cases in Singapore, 6 more deaths

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People look on as the World Dream cruise ship returns to the port of call at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre on October 3, 2021 in Singapore.  (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
People look on as the World Dream cruise ship returns to the port of call at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre on October 3, 2021 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (3 October) reported 2,057 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country's total case count to 103,843. 

Six more people have died from COVID-19. 

In press release, the ministry said that five of them were Singaporean men and one was a Singaporean woman, aged between 68 and 91 years old. Among them, two had been unvaccinated against COVID-19, and four had been vaccinated. Five of them had various underlying medical conditions, while an unvaccinated case had no known medical conditions. 

In total, 113 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Of the new cases, 1,676 are in the community, 373 are residents dormitories and eight are imported. Among the local cases today are 430 seniors who are above 60 years old.

Nine clusters being actively monitored: MOH

The authorities are closely monitoring nine clusters with large number of infections including seven dormitories. Among those with the highest case numbers in the list are Avery Lodge with 439 cases including 24 new ones, North Coast Lodge with 411 cases including 29 new ones, and 9 Defu South Street 1 Dormitory with 240 cases including 22 new ones. 

Other clusters include MWS Christalite Methodist Home with 50 cases including 19 new ones, and Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre with 240 cases including three new ones. 

1,337 cases in hospital; 35 in ICU

As of Sunday, 1,337 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospital, most of whom are well and under observation. There are currently 250 cases requiring oxygen supplementation, and 35 in the intensive care unit. Of those who have fallen very ill, 242 are seniors above 60 years.

Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 98.1 per cent. A total of 539 cases required oxygen supplementation and 55 had been in the ICU. Of these, 50.2 per cent were fully vaccinated and 49.8 per cent were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. A total of 54 have died, of whom 29.6 per cent were fully vaccinated and 70.4 per cent were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

As of Saturday, about 9.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme. Some 4.59 million have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with some 4.49 million having completed the full vaccination regimen.

To date, about 500,000 eligible seniors have been invited to receive their booster doses – 279,787 of them have received their booster shots while another 90,000 have booked their appointments.

Separately, 201,185 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of Saturday, covering 103,723 individuals.

This means that 82 per cent of the population have completed their full regimen, or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85 per cent have received at least one dose.

At a virtual conference on Saturday, co-chair of the multi-ministry COVID-19 taskforce Lawrence Wong said many people in Singapore will end up catching COVID-19, and there is no need to be fearful or embarrassed about it.

But the Finance Minister also said the current rise in COVID cases may not be "the last wave" in Singapore.

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