3,862 new COVID-19 cases reported on Oct 20, 1,253 aged between 12 and 39

There were 3,480 new cases from the community.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 21 October 2021, 12:49 PM

There were 3,862 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (Oct 20), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases, 3,221 infections were from the community and 1,253 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39. 

One new cluster, AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens in Ang Mo Kio,  was identified. The cluster currently has 21 cases, all of whom are residents in the home.

MOH is closely monitoring three other active clusters that have reported new cases. These are Bukit Batok Home for the Aged, MWS Christalite Methodist Home in Marsiling, and Acacia Home in Admiralty.

There were eighteen COVID-19-related deaths reported on Oct 20, aged between 55 and 96 years old. Sixteen were male Singaporeans, one was a female Singaporean and one was a female permanent resident.

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

The national death toll now stands at 264.

There are 23,630 total community cases currently in recovery. 337 cases have been placed under oxygen supplementation while 67 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Singapore has recorded 74,040 cases in the last 28 days, of which 98.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms. 

Singapore’s current Stabilisation Phase has been extended to Nov 21. MOH said that “more time is needed” for the situation to stabilise, as the healthcare system continues to be stretched. 

The measures will be reviewed at the two-week mark, and depending on the situation then, might be adjusted. 

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