Singapore Records Highest Ever Covid Cases Since Pandemic
On Wednesday (Oct 27), Singapore reported more than 5,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 infection, the highest number since the pandemic started last year.
The Republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded 4,651 cases in the community, 661 in migrant worker dormitories, and 12 imported cases out of a total of 5,324 new cases.
“The weekly infection growth rate is 1.15,” the minitry announced in the daily data annoucement.
According to the ministry, the infection rate was abnormally high, owing mostly to the large number of COVID-positive patients detected by testing labs within a few hours on Wednesday afternoon.
“MOH is looking into this unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days,” the statement detailed.
According to the latest report, 3,172 patients were released on Wednesday, while 1,777 remain hospitalised, with 308 requiring oxygen support in the general ward, 76 unstable and under continuous monitoring in the ICU, and 66 severely unwell and intubated in the ICU.
Over the previous 28 days, 98.7% of the 90,203 infected individuals had no or mild symptoms, 0.9% needed oxygen support in the general ward, 0.1% were unstable and under careful observation in the intensive care unit (ICU), 0.1% were severely sick and intubated in the ICU, and 0.2% died.
The current total ICU utilisation rate is 79.8 percent, and the ministry said that “it is in the process of standing up more ICU beds.”
As of Oct. 26, 84% of Singaporeans had completed their full regimen or had received two doses of COVID-19 vaccinations, 85% had received at least one dose, and 14% had received boosters.
As of noon Wednesday, the overall number of cases here was 184, 419, with 349 fatalities.