Our daily caseload may have risen by quite a bit yesterday, but it thankfully remained under the 2,000 mark.
Consequently, our weekly infection growth rate – the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before – rose slightly to 0.75 from Friday’s 0.74.
If you missed the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) update yesterday (27 Nov) on our COVID-19 situation, here’s everything you need to know:
1,761 New COVID-19 Cases
1,761 new COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday (27 Nov), an increase of 671 from the previous day’s tally.
The cases comprise 1,689 infections in the community, 63 in migrant worker dormitories, and nine imported infections.
Among the local cases are 282 seniors above 60.
6 COVID-19 Fatalities
Six more COVID-19 cases succumbed to the virus, bringing our death toll to 690.
Aged between 55 and 82, all of them had various underlying medical conditions.
MOH Closely Monitoring 2 Large Clusters
The health ministry is closely monitoring two large clusters with new cases, the largest of which is at Jenaris Home @ Pelangi Village, with 121 infections. 119 residents and two staff members have been infected there.
One case was added to the cluster at ECON Healthcare Nursing Home in Chai Chee, taking its total to 38. Of the 38 cases, 37 are residents and one is a staff member.
Both clusters have already been ringfenced through tracing, testing and isolation, MOH said.
1,161 New COVID-19 Cases in Hospital; 79 in ICU
At the moment, there are 1,161 COVID-19 cases warded in hospitals, most of whom are well and under observation.
199 serious cases require oxygen supplementation and 79 are in the intensive care unit, comprising 21 cases who are unstable and under close monitoring, and 58 who are critically ill and intubated.
Our ICU utilisation rate is currently at 56.6%, a slight increase from Friday’s 54.2%.
Over the past seven days, the number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated cases who have been critically ill in the ICU are at 0.5 and 4.4 per 100,000 population respectively.
The same figures for seniors aged 60 and above are 1.6 and 41.6 respectively.
Over the same period, the number of fully vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated cases who died are 0.03 and 0.4 per 100,000 population respectively.
The same figures for seniors aged 60 and above are 0.2 and 4.4 respectively.
Currently, 85% of our population has been fully vaccinated and 86% have received at least one dose. 25% have received their booster shots.
Two More Hawker Centres Allowed to Open Up to 5 Fully Vaccinated Diners
In addition to the initial batch of 11, two more hawker centres have been permitted to open up to five fully vaccinated diners from different households.
Taman Jurong Food Centre and the hawker centre at Block 137 Tampines Street 11 were given the green light after implementing vaccination checks at access points.
The initial batch of 11 are:
- Bedok Food Centre
- Beo Crescent Market
- Geylang Serai Market
- Holland Village Market and Food Centre
- Market Street Interim Hawker Centre
- Sembawang Hills Food Centre
- Tiong Bahru Market
- Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre
- Ci Yuan Hawker Centre
- Hawker Centre @ Our Tampines Hub
- Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre
Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre and Market was also allowed to house groups of five vaccinated diners from yesterday (27 Nov).
Moreover, another 18 hawker centres will be permitted to serve groups of five fully vaccinated diners from Monday:
- Yishun Park Hawker Centre
- Maxwell Food Centre
- Tanglin Halt Market
- Chomp Chomp Food Centre
- East Coast Lagoon Food Village
- Adam Food Centre
- Commonwealth Crescent Market
- Block 51 Old Airport Road
- Block 117 Aljunied Avenue 2
- Block 13/14 Haig Road
- Block 4A Eunos Crescent
- Serangoon Garden Market
- Block 50A Marine Terrace
- Block 79/79A Circuit Road
- Block 80 Circuit Road
- Block 84 Marine Parade Central
- Block 89 Circuit Road
- Block 104/105 Yishun Ring Road
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