3,190 new COVID-19 cases reported on Oct 13, 979 aged between 12 and 39

Nine COVID-19 related deaths were also reported.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 14 October 2021, 11:53 AM

There were 3,190 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (Oct 13), according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases, 2,686 infections were from the community and 709 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39. 

This marks the second consecutive day that new COVID-19 cases have been over 3,000, after recorded cases dropped over the Monday and Tuesday due to fewer swab tests being taken over the weekend.

No new clusters were identified on Wednesday, though MOH is closely monitoring two active clusters that have reported new cases. These are Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre and MWS Christalite Methodist Home, which now have 369 and 95 total cases respectively.

There were nine COVID-19 related deaths reported on Oct 13, all aged between 52 and 98 years old. 

The national death toll is now 192.

Of the nine fatalities, six were male and three were female. Six had been unvaccinated, two had been partially vaccinated and one had been fully vaccinated. Eight of them had various underlying medical conditions, while one unvaccinated case had no known medical conditions.

There are 21,945 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, 6.9 per cent are warded in hospitals and 2.2 per cent are in COVID-19 Treatment Facilities. The majority of cases that are in hospitals are there for observation.

Singapore has recorded 61,274 cases in the last 28 days. Of these 98.5 per cent had no or mild symptoms, while 1.1 per cent required oxygen supplementation. 

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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