3,439 new COVID-19 cases reported on Oct 21, 1,130 aged between 12 to 39

Three new clusters were identified.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 22 October 2021, 11:35 AM

There were 3,439 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday (Oct 21), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases, 2,937 infections were from the community and 1,130 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39. 

Three new clusters – Banyan Home in Buangkok, PCF Sparkletots @ Zhenghua in Senja, and Bo Tien Home for the Aged in Woodlands – have been identified. The three clusters have reported a total of 81 cases so far and are being closely monitored. 

MOH is also closely monitoring five other active clusters that have reported new cases. These include Bukit Batok Home for the Aged and MWS Christalite Methodist Home in Marsiling.

There were 16 COVID-19-related deaths reported on Oct 20, aged between 61 and 93 years old. Twelve were male and four were female.

Eight had been unvaccinated, one had been partially vaccinated and seven had been vaccinated. Fifteen of the fatalities had underlying medical conditions, while one vaccinated case had no known medical conditions.

The national death toll now stands at 280.

There are 24,333 total community cases currently in recovery, of which 346 cases have been placed under oxygen supplementation while 61 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Singapore has recorded 78,985 cases in the last 28 days, of which 98.6 per cent had no or mild symptoms. 

Over the last 28 days, 98.6 per cent of local infected cases showed mild or no symptoms, 1 per cent required oxygen supplementation, and 0.1 per cent were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

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