Singapore reports 8 more Covid-19 deaths, 3,445 new infections

The total number of coronavirus cases in Singapore now stands at 141,772.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Singapore now stands at 141,772.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - 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 unvaccinated case had underlying medical conditions, MOH said in its daily update, without giving further details.

Of those who died of such complications over the past 28 days, 26.6 per cent were fully vaccinated and the rest were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

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 local cases included 572 people above 60 years old.

Among the large clusters that are being closely monitored by the ministry, three had new cases.

Eleven new cases were added to Econ Medicare Centre and Nursing Home in Buangkok, bringing the size of the cluster to 55. Of these, 54 were residents and one was a staff member.

United Medicare Centre in Toa Payoh saw five new cases, bringing its total to 118. These include 102 residents, 15 staff and one household member of a case.

Three new cases were added to Acacia Home, bringing the size of the cluster to 14. Of these, 12 were residents and two were staff.

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

As at Friday, there were 16,513 patients in home recovery, 2,951 in community care facilities, 804 in Covid-19 treatment facilities. There were 1,593 patients in hospital, 82 more than Thursday.

A total of 322 patients require oxygen support, with 48 in the intensive care unit.

So far, 84 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated and 85 per cent has received at least one dose.

A total of 525,212 individuals have received their booster shots and another 110,000 have booked their appointments.

Read the full MOH press release here.