Singapore Records 934 Covid-19 Cases, Highest Since 2020

 

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) recorded 934 cases of COVID-19 on Friday (17/9); the highest daily number of infections since last year. There have been a total of 75;783 cases since COVID-19 was first discovered in the country.

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The Ministry of Health in Singapore detailed that out of 934 cases; 838 cases occurred in the community and 96 others occurred in dormitories. In addition; the group with the most local cases infected was the elderly; with 241 cases.

Reporting from The Strait Times; the infected patients were hospitalized as many as 813 people to date. That number decreased from the previous day; which was 831 people who were treated.

A total of 90 people were declared to need oxygen supplementation and 14 people were in critical condition. The 14 people are currently still being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Of the total patients; as many as 82 people are elderly.

The Ministry of Health of Singapore noted that there were at least 12 large clusters that had been found by his party. One of the clusters was found at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard with 26 cases.

 

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Citing Channel News Asia; the cluster was caused by workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases; the MOH said. Then; there is the Orange Valley Nursing Home cluster in Simei with a total of 17 cases. Bintang Biru Dormitory with 71 cases and Avery Dormitory with 95 cases.

Then there is the Chinatown Complex cluster with 256 cases and the cluster at the bus intersection in Toa Payoh; Tampines and Punggol so far it has reached 437 cases.

Singapore’s Minister of Health; Ong Ye Kung predicts that the increase in COVID-19 cases in Singapore will be more than 1;000 cases per day. Because; he sees; the number of cases is increasing day by day.

“I think let’s prepare for the possibility of crossing the 1;000 mark soon. That’s not unexpected; it’s the typical behavior of a transmission wave that usually peaks between four and up to eight weeks; or 30; 40 sometimes 50 days;” Ong Ye Kung said Saturday ( 18/9).

The Singapore government has tightened entry for travelers to the country. Visitors are required to take a pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours; an on-arrival test; and an out-of-home notification PCR test on Day 7.

It is known; the vaccination rate in Singapore is fairly fast. Until now; the Ministry of Health of Singapore noted that 82 percent of the population there had received the complete dose.

 

Source: Reuters and CNN. Stay tuned for more international news about Singapore Covid-19.