On Tuesday (19 Oct), 7 Singaporeans passed away due to Covid-19 complications.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) also confirmed 3,994 new Covid-19 cases, comprising 3,480 in the community, 501 dormitory residents, and 13 imported cases.
For the first time, the daily case count almost hit 4,000. Here’s a breakdown of last night’s update.
According to MOH, among the 7 Covid-19 fatalities were 5 men and 2 women, aged between 57 and 90.
3 of them were unvaccinated, 3 was fully vaccinated, and 1 was partially vaccinated.
All but one had various underlying medical conditions.
Addressing the spike in Covid-19 cases, MOH said this was a “usual post-weekend surge”. Authorities will closely monitor the situation over the next few days to see if there’s a concerning surge of infections.
MOH added that there had been a rise in activity levels over the past week, such as:
The number of people warded in the intensive care unit (ICU) has increased from 67 on the day before (18 Oct) to 71.
Here’s a look at how community cases are currently receiving care:
Yesterday, MOH reported new cases in 5 large active clusters that have already been ringfenced through tracing, testing and isolation upon detection.
Singapore’s stabilisation phase is coming to an end soon. Hence, we can expect an update from the Multi-Ministry Task Force on whether current regulations will be extended beyond 24 Oct.
In the meantime, Singapore residents, especially the elderly, are highly encouraged to limit social activities and only go out for essential ones.
Don’t forget to mask up and keep a safe distance from strangers when you’re out.
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