Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said that of these, 4 were imported, 103 were in dormitories and 803 were in the community, including 244 cases over the age of 60.
An unvaccinated 72-year-old woman died of Covid-19 on September 16, bringing the total number of deaths in Singapore to 59. The victim showed symptoms on September 4 and tested positive two days later.
She has a history of atypical chest pain, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia and Graves’ disease – a symptom of an immune disorder that leads to overproduction of thyroid hormone, according to the report. The Straits Times.
Singapore Singapore announced 910 new infections on September 16, the highest daily increase not seen since May 1, 2020. Photo: Straits Times
Singapore on September 16 also recorded 15 more hospitalizations for Covid-19 after 24 hours, to a total of 837 cases. Of these, 77 require supplemental oxygen and 12 are critical and are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Regarding vaccination efforts, the MOH said that 82% of the country’s population was fully vaccinated and 84% had received at least one dose, as of September 15.
More than 8.88 million doses of vaccine have been deployed within the framework of the national vaccination program, immunizing about 4.56 million people, of which 4.43 million have been fully vaccinated.
Co-chair of the inter-ministerial Covid-19 response force Lawrence Wong last week predicted his country could record 1,000 community infections a day “very soon”.
“All reopening countries have experienced such waves of infection. For Singapore, it happened faster than expected,” Mr. Wong confirmed at a press conference.
Chart of daily community infections in Singapore from July 20 to September 15. Photo: Channel News Asia
Covid-19 spreads “like a wildfire” in the Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on September 16 that the outbreak that forced him to self-quarantine was “much worse” than initially reported, as the virus appeared to be spreading “like wildfire” in the Kremlin. and there have been dozens of positive cases.
President Putin said in June that he had received two doses of a Russian-made Covid-19 vaccine: Sputnik V.
On September 14, the Kremlin boss said that the vaccine helps his body to produce a “fairly high” amount of antibodies and “let’s wait and see what the practical effect will be”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolating because of Covid-19. Photo: RT
According to the station RT, “breakthrough” infections in fully vaccinated people now account for a relatively high proportion of new Covid-19 cases in countries with high vaccination rates.
The developers of the Sputnik V vaccine claim that people who have received a single dose of the vaccine have a much lower risk of severe Covid-19 infection, hospitalization or death than the unvaccinated group.