2,038 new COVID-19 cases reported on Nov 18; 831 aged between 12 and 39

Of the new cases, 1,964 were from the community.

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Published: 19 November 2021, 11:19 AM

There were 2,038 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on Thursday (Nov 18), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases, 1,964 infections were from the community and 831 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39. 

No new clusters have been identified. MOH is closely monitoring three active clusters that have reported new cases. These are Safari House Preschool in Toa Payoh, Jenaris Home and Iman Childcare in Marsiling.

There were six COVID-19-related deaths reported on Nov 18. They were aged between 57 and 84 years old, and all had underlying medical conditions that interfered with their recovery.

The national death toll now stands at 625. There have been 218 deaths so far in November.

There were 3,772 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. Currently, 1,435 cases remain warded in hospitals, with 226 cases requiring oxygen supplementation. There are 53 cases in the Intensive Care Unit that are unstable or in critical condition. 

In the last 28 days, 84,654 cases have been recorded, of which 98.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms, and 0.8 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

About 85 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated, 86 per cent have received at least one dose and 22 per cent have received boosters.

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