52-year-old among 9 more Covid-19 deaths in Singapore; 3,190 new infections


This takes Singapore's death toll from the virus to 192, and the 24th consecutive day in which deaths were reported. - ST

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Nine Singaporeans, aged between 52 and 98 years old, have died from complications linked to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (Oct 13).

This takes Singapore's death toll from the virus to 192, and the 24th consecutive day in which deaths were reported.

Of the six men and three women, six were unvaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and one was vaccinated.

Eight of them had various underlying conditions, while an unvaccinated patient had no known medical conditions.

The 52-year-old patient had been partially vaccinated against Covid-19 and had multiple underlying medical conditions, MOH said in its daily update, without giving details.

Of those who died of such complications over the past 28 days, 24.1 per cent were fully vaccinated and the rest were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

This brings the death toll in October to 97.

MOH reported a total of 3,190 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, comprising 2,686 community cases, 498 cases among those living in dormitories and six imported cases.

Among the local cases were 553 seniors aged above 60.

Wednesday's cases take Singapore's total infection number to 135,395.

Currently, 1,507 cases are warded in hospital. Of these, 300 require oxygen supplementation and 46 are in the intensive care unit.

There are 17,080 cases undergoing home recovery, 2,885 are in community care facilities and 473 are in Covid-19 treatment facilities.

Two new cases were added to the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre, bringing the size of the cluster to 369.

MOH said transmission was among workers and trade visitors, with workers at the market accounting for 340 cases.

Four are trade visitors and 25 are household members of the cases.

MWS Christalite Methodist Home in Marsiling also saw two new cases, bringing the size of the cluster to 95.Of these, 11 were staff while 84 were residents. New cases have already been isolated, said MOH.

To date, 487,673 individuals have received their Covid-19 booster shots and another 117,000 have booked their appointments.

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