Singapore reports 2236 new COVID-19 cases; 548 infected between the ages of 12 and 39
This is the first time the number of new cases have risen over 2000.
Singapore reported 2236 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (Sep 28), said the Ministry of Health (MOH). This is the first time the number of cases has been over 2000.
Of the new COVID-19 cases, 548 of those infected are between the ages of 12 and 39.
Man Fatt Lam Elderly Joy Daycare Centre was identified as a new cluster, with 11 cases.
Transmissions are between clients and staff, and the centre has been closed since Sep 25, said MOH.
MOH is also closely monitoring 11 active clusters, including Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre and Woodlands Care Home.
There were five COVID-19 related deaths reported on Tuesday, bringing the national death toll to 85.
Four were males and one was female. They were all aged between 69 and 79. Two were unvaccinated, one was partially vaccinated and two were fully vaccinated. All of them had unspecified underlying medical conditions.
In September, there have been a total of 30 deaths so far – the highest number of fatalities linked to COVID-19 recorded in a month.
There were also 10 imported cases who were either placed on Stay-Home Notice or in isolation upon arrival in Singapore.