Singapore detects more than 3,000 COVID-19 daily cases on Oct 5


SINGAPORE – Singapore detected more than 3,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday (Oct 5), the highest number recorded since the pandemic began last year.

From the total of 3,486 new cases,  the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said 2,767 cases were reported in the community, 713 in the migrant worker dormitories, and six imported cases.

In its nightly data update, MOH said 1,512 cases currently warded in hospital, of whom, 247 cases require oxygen supplementation and 34 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

In its last briefing, the republic’s Multi-Ministerial Taskforce said Singapore could see COVID-19 cases to hit 5,000 a day in two weeks, with the vast majority having mild symptoms or asymptomatic.

Over the last 28 days, of the 40,396 infected individuals, 98.3 per cent had no or mild symptoms, 1.4 per cent required oxygen supplementation, 0.1 per cent required ICU care, and 0.2 per cent has died.

The MOH said nine more deaths were also reported Tuesday, all elderly Singaporeans or Permanent Residents with three of them unvaccinated against COVID-19 while two had been partially vaccinated.

In total, 130 have died in the republic from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

As of Oct 4, 83 per cent of the republic’s population had completed their full regimen or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and from the remaining number 85 per cent has received at least one dose.

To date, 321,228 individuals have received their booster shots.

As of noon Tuesday, the total caseload here stood at 109,804 with 23,463 active cases.