2,809 new COVID-19 cases reported on Oct 10; 776 infected aged between 12 and 39

The fall in cases is likely not a sign of cases decreasing, but of fewer swabs being taken.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 11 October 2021, 12:43 PM

There were 2,809 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Sunday (Oct 10), according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). 

Of the new infections, 2,176 were from the community, and 776 were aged between 12 and 39. 

It is the first time in six days that the number of daily COVID-19 cases has fallen below 3,000. MOH stated that the fall in the number of cases was likely due to fewer swabs being done over the weekend at Public Health Preparedness Clinics and polyclinics, not because cases were actually decreasing.

No new clusters were identified on Sunday. MOH is closely monitoring two active clusters, United Medicare Care in Toa Payoh and ASPRI-Westlite Papan Dormitory.

There were nine COVID-19 related deaths reported on Oct 10, all aged between 70 and 88 years old. This brings the national death toll to 162.

Of the nine deaths, eight were male and one was female. Four had been unvaccinated, three had been partially vaccinated and two had been fully vaccinated. All nine fatalities had unspecified underlying medical conditions. 

There were also two imported cases who were either placed on Stay-Home Notice or in isolation upon arrival in Singapore. 

Singapore has recorded 55,096 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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