Singapore reports eight more Covid-19 deaths, 3,445 new infections on Friday (Oct 15)


There were 3,445 new Covid-19 infections in total, comprising 2,823 new cases in the community, 620 in migrant worker dormitories and two imported cases.The total number of coronavirus cases in Singapore now stands at 141,772. - The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE, Oct 15 (The Straits Times/ANN): Singapore's Covid-19 death toll rose to 215 after eight more people, aged between 61 and 89, died from complications linked to the virus, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (Oct 15).

Seven were men and one was a woman - all Singaporeans. Three were vaccinated and five were unvaccinated.

All except one had underlying medical conditions, MOH said in its daily update, without giving further details.

Friday was the 26th day in a row that deaths from Covid-19 were reported.

There were 3,445 new Covid-19 infections in total, MOH said, comprising 2,823 new cases in the community, 620 in migrant worker dormitories and two imported cases.

The total number of cases in Singapore now stands at 141,772.

A total of 1,593 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 322 serious illnesses requiring oxygen supplementation, and 48 in critical condition in the intensive care units, said the MOH.

As of Thursday, 84 percent of the local population have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, and 85 percent have received at least one dose. - The Straits Times/ANN

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