2,553 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 18, 787 aged between 12-39

2,008 new community cases were reported.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 19 October 2021, 12:32 PM

There were 2,553 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (Oct 18), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases, 2,008 infections were from the community and 787 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39. 

Bukit Batok Home for the Aged has been identified as a new cluster, with eight new cases and a total of 52 infections.

MOH is closely monitoring five other active clusters that have reported new cases. These include Apex Harmony Lodge and United Medicare Centre at Toa Payoh.

There were six COVID-19 related deaths reported on Oct 17, aged between 78 and 93 years old. Four were male Singaporeans, and two were female Singaporeans.

Four had been unvaccinated, one had been partially vaccinated and one had been vaccinated. All of them had underlying medical conditions that interfered with their recovery.

The national death toll now stands at 239.

There are 20,913 total community cases currently in recovery. Of these, 15,132 are undergoing the Home Recovery Programme while 1,714 cases are currently warded in the hospital. 

MOH said 337 cases have been placed under oxygen supplementation while 67 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Singapore has recorded 71,834 cases in the last 28 days. Of these 98.6 per cent had no or mild symptoms. 

As of Oct 10, 84 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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