Singapore records new daily high of 3,486 COVID-19 cases

Of the new cases, 951 are aged between 12 and 39.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 6 October 2021, 12:14 PM

There was a record daily high of 3,486 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Oct 5), said the Ministry of Health (MOH). 

It was the first time that there were more than 3,000 cases in a day. 

Of the new COVID-19 cases, 951 were aged between 12 and 39. There were also 2,767 community cases reported on Tuesday.

One new cluster, United Medicare Centre at Toa Payoh, was identified, with 14 cases currently. Eight are staff members, and six are residents.

There were nine COVID-19 related deaths reported on Tuesday, bringing the national death toll to 130. They were aged between 64 and 90. 

Six were males and three were female. Three were unvaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and four were vaccinated. All nine fatalities had underlying medical conditions. 

There were also six imported cases who were either placed on Stay-Home Notice or in isolation upon arrival in Singapore. 

Singapore is into the ninth day of its Stabilisation Phase. Under the current measures, social gatherings have been reduced to two, and work from home has become the default.

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