SINGAPORE – In its daily update, the Ministry of Health said 1,647 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Singapore on Monday (Sept 27), bringing the total number of cases here to 89,539.
There were 1,280 cases in the community, and 362 cases among the housing population. The remaining five were imported cases.
It is the seventh consecutive day that the number of cases has exceeded 1,000.
Two people – an 80-year-old Singaporean woman and a 74-year-old Singaporean man – have also died from complications from Covid-19.
Both were vaccinated against the virus but had different underlying medical conditions.
In its statement, the Ministry of Health did not mention the details of their health conditions.
And in the latest deaths, the total number of people who have died from complications from Covid-19 rises to 80. A total of 25 people have died from the virus this month, compared to 18 deaths in August.
Among the community cases that occurred on Monday were 335 people over the age of 60.
The five imported cases have already been placed on a stay-at-home notice (SHN) or quarantined upon arrival in Singapore.
Four of them were discovered upon arrival, while one fell ill while in isolation or isolation.
The Ministry of Health said that a new case has been added to the group of Pasir Panjang Wholesale Center.
The total number of cases in the pool is now 82, and transmission has taken place between workers and commercial visitors.
Of the 82 cases, 76 are market workers, three are commercial visitors and three are family members, the Ministry of Health said, adding that the new patient has been placed in quarantine.
One new case was also added to the collection at LearnJoy Education Center – an education center in Bedok – bringing the total cases to 18, while three cases were added to the collection at My Little Campus – a kindergarten in Yishun – now for a total of 47.
The Ministry of Health said 1,288 COVID-19 patients are currently in hospital, up from 1,203 on Sunday.
Among them, 194 patients required oxygen supplementation, up from 172 the day before.
There are also 27 people in critical condition in the intensive care unit, down from 30 on Sunday.
Among the patients who developed severe disease, 185 were over the age of 60.
Read the full Ministry of Health press release here.