Singapore is hit by COVID-19, the first time new cases exceed 2 thousand


Singapore’s Ministry of Health reported a record 2,236 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (28/9/2021). The new infections included 2,226 local cases, consisting of 1,711 in community transmission and 515 cases among dorm residents.

Quoted from Channel News Asia, of these local cases, 483 were seniors over the age of 60 years. Singapore also recorded 10 cases of imported transmission.

The number of deaths in Singapore due to COVID-19 increased by five people with all victims being elderly. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Singapore is 85.

All five of the dead were Singaporeans. Four are men aged 69, 73, 74 and 79 years while one is a woman aged 77.

Among them, the Ministry of Health said two had not been vaccinated against COVID-19. One has been partially vaccinated and the remaining two have been vaccinated.

“All of them had various underlying medical conditions,” the MOH added.

As of Tuesday, Singapore has reported a total of 91,775 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

New cluster found

The Ministry of Health said it is currently “closely monitoring” 11 large active clusters. A new cluster of 11 cases has been identified at the Man Fatt Lam Elderly Joy Daycare Centre.

The cluster involved transmission between clients and staff members, 10 of the cases were clients while one was an employee.

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