NEW CLUSTERS AT NURSING HOMES
A total of 20 active clusters are currently being monitored, said MOH.
The new cluster at Orange Valley Nursing Home in Simei has a total of 13 cases, all of whom are residents.
“Residents and staff on the affected levels are being tested. All other residents and staff will also undergo testing,” said MOH.
A total of 13 cases have also been linked to the Jamiyah Nursing Home cluster, where the transmission is among staff members and residents.
“Of the 13 cases, 10 are residents and three are staff,” said MOH.
“Residents and staff on the affected level are being tested. All other staff and residents will also undergo testing.”
Including Orange Valley Nursing Home and Jamiyah Nursing Home, COVID-19 clusters have been detected at four nursing homes this week.
A large COVID-19 cluster at Ren Ci nursing home in Bukit Batok was reported on Monday while the cluster at All Saints Home in Jurong East was reported on Tuesday.
The new cluster at 7 Senoko South Road dormitory has a total of 26 cases. MOH said the infections were caused by ongoing intra-dormitory transmission among residents.
Residents have been quarantined and are being tested, added the ministry.
There were 822 patients warded in hospital, most of whom were well and under observation, said MOH.
Of these, 76 cases of serious illness required oxygen supplementation and nine were in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Of those who have fallen very ill, 66 are seniors above 60 years.
Over the last 28 days, the percentage of local cases who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms is 98.2 per cent.
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