2 COVID deaths, 280 new cases in Singapore with 54 imported – archyde

NOTE: The MOH has stopped outputtingdaily media releases on infection statistics. In line with the announcement by the MOH, Gov.sg has also stopped its daily WhatsApp updates on such statistics.

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SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 280 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (December 21) – bringing the total number of cases in the country to 276,385 – as well as two deaths from the disease.

Of the new cases, 221 are in the community, 54 are imported, and five are residents of migrant workers’ dormitories.

Tuesday marks the 19th straight day on which fewer than 1,000 cases have been reported in the city-state.

It is also the 93rd straight day that Singapore has reported deaths from COVID-19, with 94 killing that month. The total number of deaths from COVID to date is 817.

The ratio of community cases for the past week to the previous week – or the weekly infection growth rate – is 0.56 for the third day. It’s the 39th day in a row that the number is lower than 1.

53 need oxygen supplementation; 30 in the intensive care unit

A total of 428 cases were discharged on Tuesday while 456 are being hospitalized. In the last 28 days, 98.6 percent of the 20,360 infected people had no or only mild symptoms.

There are currently 53 cases of serious illness that require oxygen supplementation.

A total of 30 cases are in the intensive care unit (ICU) – four are unstable and closely monitored to prevent further deterioration, while 26 are critically ill and intubated.

The current total ICU usage rate is 53.3 percent, down from 52.8 percent on Monday.

As of Monday, the total number of people who completed their full regimen or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine is 96 percent of the eligible population.

Of the total population, 87 percent have done so, while 88 percent received at least one dose and 34 percent received their booster vaccination.

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