Singapore reports more than 2,000 COVID-19 daily cases, 5 new deaths on Sept 28

by BERNAMA / pic by AFP

SINGAPORE – Singapore reported a total of 2,236 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday (Sept 28), surpassing the 2,000-mark of daily cases for the first time since the pandemic began last year.

Of the new cases, the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said 1,711 were cases detected in the community, 515 in the migrant worker dormitories, and 10 imported cases.

In its nightly data update, MOH said 1,325 cases are currently warded in the hospital, of whom 209 are cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 30 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Over the last 28 days, of the 24,005 infected individuals, 98.0 per cent had no or mild symptoms, 1.7 per cent required oxygen supplementation, 0.2 per cent required ICU care, and 0.1 per cent has died.

The ministry said five more cases – all of them elderly Singaporeans –  have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, thus bringing the total fatality numbers for this month to 30.

As of Sept 27, MOH said 82 per cent of the population here has completed their full regimen or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85 per cent has received at least one dose.

The republic has administered a total of 9,128,419 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines under its national vaccination programme, including 172,090 booster doses.

In addition, 194,270 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered, covering 97,311 individuals.

As of noon Tuesday, the total caseload here stood at 91,775 with 15,469 active cases and 85 death.