Singapore confirms 1,101 new COVID cases, 9 more deaths

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People wait to board a bus in Singapore back to Malaysia, as the Vaccinated Travel Lane between the two countries opened on 29 November 2021. (PHOTO: Reuters)
People wait to board a bus in Singapore back to Malaysia, as the Vaccinated Travel Lane between the two countries opened on 29 November 2021. (PHOTO: Reuters)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (2 December) confirmed 1,101 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country's total case count to 267,150 – as well as nine deaths due to the disease.

Thursday marks the eighth day in a row with less than 2,000 cases reported in the city-state.

It also marks the 74th day in a row with fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Singapore, with 317 people having succumbed to it last month.

The 727th to 735th fatalities here were aged between 56 and 99. All of them had various underlying medical conditions.

Of the new cases, 1,091 are local – 1,050 are in the community and 41 are residents of migrant worker dormitories. The remaining 10 are imported. Amongst the community cases are 155 seniors who are aged 60 years and above. The ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 0.70.

Earlier Thursday, MOH said two imported COVID-19 cases tested preliminarily positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Singapore – the first such cases here.

The cases, who arrived from Johannesburg in South Africa, are a 44-year-old male Singapore permanent resident and a 41-year-old Singaporean woman.

A total of 991 cases remain warded in hospital. Among them, 194 cases require oxygen supplementation in the general ward, while 69 are in the intensive care unit (ICU) with nine who are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU, and 60 who are critically ill and intubated in the ICU.

The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 56.4 per cent.

Over the last 28 days, of the 55,935 infected individuals, 98.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms, 0.9 per cent required oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 0.2 per cent were in the ICU, and 0.2 per cent have died.

Over the past day, 2,056 cases were discharged, of whom 332 are seniors aged 60 years and above.

Over the past seven days, the number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated cases who are critically ill in the ICU are at 0.5 and 4.2 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 0.5 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 2.0 and 37.7 respectively. The number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated seniors who died are 0.3 and 4.8 respectively.

As of Wednesday, the total number of individuals who have completed their full regimen or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines constitutes 96 per cent of the eligible population, and 87 per cent of the total population. As a percentage of total population, 87 per cent have received at least one dose, and 27 per cent have received their booster shots.

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