Singapore reports nine deaths, 3,348 new COVID-19 cases

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported 3,348 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Saturday with nine more people dying from complications due to the virus.

The fatalities, who were all Singaporean, are four men and five women, aged between 60 and 89. Five were unvaccinated against COVID-19, two were partially vaccinated and two were vaccinated.

Eight of them had various underlying medical conditions, while an unvaccinated case had no known medical conditions. Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MoH) did not specify what these conditions were. This brings Singapore’s death toll from the coronavirus to 224.

The 3,348 new cases reported on Saturday were a decrease from the 3,445 reported on Friday. Among the new cases, 3,344 are locally transmitted, comprising 2,688 infections in the community and 656 in migrant worker dormitories. Four are imported cases, the MoH said in its daily update released to media.

As of Saturday, Singapore has reported 145,120 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Among all COVID-19 community cases that have been onboarded or admitted, 16,580 patients, or 76.5 per cent, are undergoing home recovery. Another 2,862 are in community care facilities and 766 in COVID-19 treatment facilities.

The remaining 1,464 patients are currently warded in hospital, mostly for observation, said the MoH. Of these, 310 patients need oxygen supplementation and 62 are in intensive care. On Friday, 48 were in intensive care.

Office workers crossing the road at Pickering Street. PHOTO: CNA