Singapore reports new high of 1,504 COVID-19 daily cases


SINGAPORE – Singapore reported a total of 1,504 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Thursday (Sept 23), the highest since the pandemic began last year.

Of the 1,504, the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said 1,218 were cases detected in the community, 273 in the migrant worker dormitories, and 13 imported cases.

In its nightly data update, MOH said 1,120 cases currently warded in hospital with 163 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 23 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

The republic also reported two deaths involving unvaccinated Singaporean elderly women, thus bringing the total death from complications due to COVID-19 infection to 70.

Over the last 28 days, MOH said of the 15,791 infected individuals, 97.9 per cent had no or mild symptoms, 1.8 per cent required oxygen supplementation, 0.2 per cent required ICU care, and 0.1 per cent had died.

As of noon Thursday, the total caseload stood at 82,860 with 10,379 active cases.

A total of 82 per cent of Singapore’s population had  completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Sept 22, with 84 per cent of the remaining number receiving at least one dose.