Record high of 5,324 new COVID-19 cases reported on Oct 27

There were 1,996 new cases reported between the ages of 12 and 39.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 28 October 2021, 1:03 PM

There were 5,324 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (Oct 27), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Among the new cases, 4,651 infections were from the community and 1,996 of those infected were aged between 12 and 39. 

Many positive cases were detected on Wednesday afternoon, which is the reason for the sudden spike in infections. Trends in cases will be monitored closely by MOH for the next few days.

No new clusters have been identified, and MOH is closely monitoring seven active clusters that have reported new cases. These include the Institute of Mental Health, PCF Sparkletots in Senja, and Maple Bear Preschool in Loyang.

There were 10 COVID-19-related deaths reported on Oct 27, aged between 54 and 96 years old. Nine of the fatalities had underlying medical conditions, and one unvaccinated case has no known medical issues.

The national death toll now stands at 349.

Currently, 1,777 cases are warded in hospitals, with 308 cases requiring oxygen supplementation in general wards. There are 142 cases in the Intensive Care Unit. 3,172 cases were discharged from hospitals on Oct 26.

Singapore has recorded 90,203 cases in the last 28 days, of which 98.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms, and 0.9 per cent have needed oxygen supplementation.

Eighty-four per cent of the population are fully vaccinated, while 85 per cent received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 14 per cent have received boosters.

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