Soaring again, Singapore reports daily COVID-19 cases above 3,000


ILLUSTRATION. A man wearing a mask passes a sign to encourage people to practice social distancing during the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak at Marina Bay, Singapore, Wednesday (22/9/2021). REUTERS/Edgar Su.

Source: Channel News Asia | Editor: SS Kurniawan

KONTAN.CO.ID – SINGAPORE. Singapore again reported a surge in COVID-19 cases above 3,000, recording 3,445 new infections on Friday (15/10).

Quotes Channel News Asia, the number of COVID-19 cases on Friday (15/10) was well above the 2,932 infections Singapore reported on Thursday (14/1).

Singapore’s Ministry of Health said among the new cases on Friday, 3,443 were transmitted locally and the other two were imported cases.

The additional cases on Friday brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore to 141,772 since the pandemic started in the Merlion country.

Singapore also reported eight more deaths from COVID-19. Breakdown: seven men and one woman, aged between 61 and 89 years.

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According to Singapore’s Ministry of Health, five who died from COVID-19 were not vaccinated, while three had received vaccine shots.

Seven of the Covid-19 deaths on Friday had various underlying medical conditions. The other one who was not vaccinated had no known medical condition.

On Thursday, Singapore reported its youngest death from COVID-19, a 23-year-old who had just received a dose of the vaccine.

Singapore’s Ministry of Health said the person had several underlying medical conditions, but did not elaborate.

The addition of people who died of exposure to the corona virus on Friday brought the total number of deaths in Singapore from COVID-19 to 215.

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