2,553 new COVID-19 cases reported on Nov 7; 1,006 aged between 12 and 39

Three new clusters have been identified.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 8 November 2021, 11:34 AM

There were 2,553 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on Sunday (Nov 7), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases, 2,343 infections were from the community and 1,006 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39. 

MWS Nursing Home in Yew Tee, Jenaris Home and Surya Home in Buangkok have been identified as new clusters. These three locations currently have 55 total cases between them.

MOH is closely monitoring five other active clusters that reported new cases. These include Jamiyah Home for the Aged in Tampines, the Institute of Mental Health and PCF Sparkletots in Whampoa.

This is the fourth day in November where cases have dropped below 3,000. The other three days were Nov 1, Nov 4 and Nov 5. The weekly infection growth rate has dropped to 0.81. 

There were 17 COVID-19-related deaths reported on Nov 7. They were aged between 45 and 89 years old, and all had underlying medical conditions except for a vaccinated 85-year-old case.

The national death toll now stands at 497.

Nov 7 also saw 2,926 cases discharged from hospitals. Currently, 1,654 cases remain warded in hospitals, with 296 cases requiring oxygen supplementation. There are 134 cases in the Intensive Care Unit that are either unstable or in critical condition. 

Singapore has recorded 91,217 cases in the last 28 days, 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 18 per cent have received boosters.

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