The declining case numbers is likely not an accurate representation of the actual number of infections, said MOH.
There were 2,263 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (Oct 11), according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Of the new infections, 1,949 were from the community, and 709 were aged between 12 and 39.
This marks the second consecutive day that new COVID-19 cases have been under 3,000.
However, MOH stated that the decrease in reported cases was likely due to the fact that the daily cut-off time for reporting infections is 12pm, and thus most of Oct 11’s cases were from the weekend.
Typically, there are fewer swabs done at Public Health Preparedness Clinics and polyclinics on weekends. This was likely not a sign that cases were actually decreasing.
No new clusters were identified on Monday. MOH has not recorded new cases from any of the currently active large clusters.
There were 10 COVID-19 related deaths reported on Oct 11, all aged between 73 and 93 years old. This brings the national death toll to 172.
Of the 10 deaths, seven were male and three were female. Four had been unvaccinated, three had been partially vaccinated and three had been fully vaccinated. All 10 had various underlying medical conditions.
There are 20,859 total community cases currently in recovery. 76.7 per cent are undergoing Home Recovery, 13.5 per cent are in Community Care Facilities, 8.1 per cent are warded in hospitals and 1.6 per cent are in COVID-19 Treatment Facilities.
Singapore has recorded 56,755 cases in the last 28 days. Of these 98.5 per cent had no or mild symptoms, while 1.2 per cent required oxygen supplementation.
As of Oct 10, 83 per cent of Singapore’s population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 85 per cent has received at least one dose.
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