5,324 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore, 10 more deaths reported

MOH said the unusually high cases today were mostly due to many Covid-positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon.

Faris Alfiq | October 27, 2021, 11:36 PM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported 5,324 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Oct. 27, as of 12pm.

According to MOH, the infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to "many COVID-positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon".

MOH says it is looking into this "unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days".

Here are the important numbers that you should be aware of:

Situation update

New cases on Oct. 27: 5,324

New community cases: 4,651

New cases in migrant worker dormitories: 661

Total number of cases reported thus far: 184,419


New deaths reported on Oct. 27: 10

Age: Between 54 and 96 years old, all of whom had various underlying medical conditions except one unvaccinated case.

Total deaths reported thus far: 349


Cases in Home Recovery: 20,895 (74.3 per cent)

Cases in Community Care Facilities: 4,589 (16.3 per cent)

Cases in Covid-19 Treatment Facilities: 849 (3 per cent)

Cases warded in hospital: 1,777 (6.3 per cent)

Cases requiring oxygen supplementation: 308

Cases that are unstable and under close monitoring in the ICU: 76

Cases critically ill and intubated in the ICU: 66

Vaccination progress

Completed full regimen/received two doses: 84 per cent of population

Received at least one dose: 85  per cent of population

Number of individuals who received booster shots: 745,102

Clusters under active monitoring

MOH is monitoring seven active clusters, which have already been ringfenced through tracing, testing and isolation.

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