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Singapore reports 1,939 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 1,939 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Sunday (Sep 26), marking the sixth consecutive day new infections have exceeded the 1,000 mark. 

There were 1,934 local infections, comprising 1,536 community cases and 398 dormitory residents. Among the local cases on Sunday are 417 people above the age of 60.

There were also five imported cases, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in an update released to the media at about 11pm. 

MOH also announced two more fatalities, taking the national death toll to 78.

There have been 23 deaths in September so far, a new monthly record.

The first fatality is a 97-year-old Singaporean woman who tested positive for COVID-19 infection on Sep 18 and died from complications due to the disease on Saturday. 

Known as Case 82792, she was not vaccinated against COVID-19 and had a history of hyperlipidaemia, said MOH.

The second fatality is a 69-year-old Singaporean woman who tested positive for COVID-19 infection on Friday. She died from complications due to the disease on the same day. 

Known as Case 87418, she was not vaccinated against COVID-19 and had a history of hypertension, said MOH.

As of Sunday, Singapore has reported a total of 87,892 COVID-19 cases. 

CASES OF SERIOUS ILLNESS

There are 1,203 patients warded in hospital. Most of them are well and under observation, said MOH.

There are 172 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 30 cases are in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Among those who have fallen very ill are 168 patients above the age of 60.

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