910 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, highest since last May; one unvaccinated woman dies


There were 803 new cases in the community and four imported ones, as well as 103 cases among dormitory residents. - The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (The Straits Times/ANN): There were 803 new cases in the community and four imported ones, as well as 103 cases among dormitory residents, the Health Ministry reported on Thursday night (Sept 16).

This makes a total of 910 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily number since May 1, 2020.

Of the local cases today, 244 are seniors above 60 years old, the Health Ministry reported.

An unvaccinated 72 year-old woman has died from complications due to Covid-19 infection, bringing Singapore's Covid-19 death toll to 59.

The woman, who died on Thursday, had developed symptoms on Sept 4, and tested positive for Covid-19 infection on Sept 6.

She had a history of atypical chest pain, Graves' disease, hypertension and dyslipidaemia.

The total number of infections in Singapore now stands at 74,848.

The clusters in nursing homes continue to grow.

Orange Valley Nursing Home in Simei now has a total of 14 infections after one case was added to the cluster.

Ren Ci nursing home also saw two new cases, with the cluster now at 34.

Another 17 cases were added to the Chinatown Complex cluster, bringing the total there to 242 cases. The complex has been closed to the public since Sunday (Sept 12).

There are currently 837 Covid-19 patients in the hospital, up from 822 the day before.

There were also 77 cases in need of oxygen supplementation and 12 in critical condition in the intensive care unit. Of those who have fallen very ill, 69 are seniors above 60 years.

The clusters linked to staff at three bus interchanges in Toa Payoh, Tampines and Punggol saw 14 new cases. The total number of cases at these interchanges is 413. - The Straits Times/ANN

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