2,932 new COVID-19 cases reported on Oct 14; 899 aged between 12 and 39

Two youths, aged 23 and 34, were among 15 deaths reported on Oct 14

Alicia Ang

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Published: 15 October 2021, 11:52 AM

There were 2,932 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday (Oct 14), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases, 2,412 infections were from the community and 899 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39. 

Acacia Home in Admiralty, St Andrew’s Nursing Home in Taman Jurong and MY World Preschool @ Hougang Dewcourt have been identified as new clusters. In all three clusters, transmission was between staff and residents or students.

MOH is closely monitoring five active clusters that have reported new cases. Apart from the three new clusters, these include MWS Christalite Methodist Home and ASPRI-Westlite Papan Dormitory.

There were fifteen COVID-19 related deaths reported on Oct 14, thirteen of which were between 60 and 89 years old. The other two fatalities were aged 23 and 34. Eight were male Singaporeans, and seven were female Singaporeans.

Of the thirteen deaths aged between 60 to 89, eight had been unvaccinated and five had been vaccinated. All of them had underlying medical conditions.

The 23-year-old was partially vaccinated, and the 34-year-old was unvaccinated. Both had underlying medical conditions that interfered with their recovery.

The national death toll now stands at 207. There have been 104 deaths since Oct 1.

There are 21,495 total community cases currently in recovery. Of these, 77.8 per cent are undergoing Home Recovery, 13.1 per cent are in Community Care Facilities, 7.0 per cent are warded in hospitals and 2.0 per cent are in COVID-19 Treatment Facilities. The majority of cases that are in hospitals are there for observation.

Singapore has recorded 63,299 cases in the last 28 days. Of these 98.5 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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