SIX CASES IN CRITICAL CONDITION
A total of 402 cases were warded in hospital as of Wednesday. Six cases were in critical condition in the ICU and 26 cases of serious illness required oxygen supplementation, said MOH.
Of those who had fallen very ill, 27 were above the age of 60, of whom 22 were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, said MOH.
“There is continuing evidence that almost all fully-vaccinated individuals do not suffer serious disease when infected, unless if they had underlying medical conditions that made them more susceptible,” added the Health Ministry.
Over the last 28 days, the percentage of unvaccinated cases who became severely ill or died was 8.8 per cent, while that for the fully vaccinated was 1.5 per cent.
1 NEW CLUSTER
A new COVID-19 cluster centering around a patient identified as Case 68431 was reported by MOH on Wednesday.
Three cases were added to the cluster on Wednesday, taking the total to five cases. MOH did not provide more details on Case 68431 or the cluster.
The Westlite Juniper Dormitory cluster grew to 66 cases with the addition of a new infection.
One new case was also added to the cluster involving Sengkang Bus Interchange staff, which now has 20 cases in total.
The cluster at My First Skool at Block 54 Chin Swee Road grew to 38 infections, with 1 new case added.
Seven clusters were closed on Wednesday. There are currently 87 active COVID-19 clusters in Singapore.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has fallen from 448 cases in the week before to 316 cases in the past week, said MOH.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also fallen from 125 cases in the week before to 94 cases in the past week.
The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 31.7 and 13.4 respectively.
77% OF POPULATION FULLY VACCINATED
As of Tuesday, more than 8.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme, with 4,170,573 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.
In addition, 153,020 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing have been administered, covering 84,172 individuals.
In total, 77 per cent of Singapore’s population has completed their full vaccination regimen or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, while 82 per cent has received at least one dose.