Record 2,236 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, 5 more deaths

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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported a record 2,236 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday at noon (September 28).

New infections include 2,226 local cases, including 1,711 in the community and 515 among dormitory residents.

There were also 10 imported cases, the Department of Health (MOH) said in a media update released around 11:50 p.m.

Five other deaths have also been reported.

Among them, four were Singaporean men aged 74, 73, 69 and 79, while one was a 77-year-old Singaporean woman.

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Among them, the health ministry said two had not been vaccinated against COVID-19. One had been partially vaccinated and the other two had been vaccinated.

All had various underlying medical conditions, the health ministry said.

The Department of Health did not provide information on their underlying medical conditions.

Singapore reported a total of 91,775 COVID-19 cases and 85 deaths on Tuesday.

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There have been 30 deaths so far in September, a new monthly record.

HOSPITALIZATIONS

There have been 1,325 hospitalized COVID-19 cases, most of them in good health and under observation, the health ministry said.

Of these, 209 cases of severe illness required supplementation with oxygen and 30 were in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). Among those who fell very ill, there were 201 people over the age of 60.

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