As of Monday noon (13 Sep), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 607 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 72,294.
There are 597 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection with 534 in the community, 63 in the migrant worker dormitories.
In addition, there are ten new imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Of these, four were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while six developed the illness during SHN or isolation.
No info has been provided on the linked and/or unlinked cases.
Condition of confirmed cases & progress of national vaccination programme
According to MOH, 774 cases are currently warded in hospital.
There are currently 57 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 8 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Of those who have fallen very ill, 51 are seniors above 60 years.
Over the last 28 days, the percentage of unvaccinated who became severely ill or died is 5.4%, while that for the fully vaccinated is 1.0%, said MOH.
“As of 12 September 2021, 81% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 84% has received at least one dose.” the Ministry added.
MOH will no longer provide details linked, unlinked cases in its daily COVID-19 report
MOH stated in its daily press release on Wednesday night (8 Sep) that it will no longer report the number of linked and unlinked new coronavirus cases as part of a revamp of its daily COVID-19 press release.
This is to reflect “salient issues” as Singapore enters a “very different stage of our battle against COVID-19”, said the Ministry.
“We will … no longer provide information on the number of linked/unlinked cases as this is no longer as relevant as before, given our current strategy of living with COVID-19,” said MOH.
The Ministry continued, “Today, we are one of most highly vaccinated countries in the world, with 81 per cent of our population having fully completed their vaccinations.
“With a high vaccination rate, we have adjusted our measures to transit to a COVID-19 resilient nation.”
Earlier on 3 September, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung had noted that it was “timely” for MOH to revamp its daily COVID-19 report.
“As we are not chasing down every single case, which means unlinked numbers are also not as relevant as before,” said Mr Ong during a press conference by the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force.