52-year-old among 9 more Covid-19 deaths in S'pore; 3,190 new infections

SINGAPORE – Nine Singaporeans aged between 52 and 98 years old died from complications linked to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (Oct 13).

This takes Singapore’s death toll from the virus to 192, and the 24th consecutive day in which deaths were reported.

Of the six men and three women, six were unvaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and one was vaccinated.

Eight of them had various underlying conditions, while an unvaccinated case had no known medical conditions.

The 52-year-old case had been partially vaccinated against Covid-19 and had multiple underlying medical conditions, MOH said in its daily update, without giving details.

Of those who have died of such complications over the past 28 days, 24.1 per cent were fully vaccinated and the rest were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

This brings the death toll in October to 97.

MOH reported a total of 3,190 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, comprising 2,686 community cases, 498 cases among those living in dormitories and six imported cases.

Among the local cases were 553 seniors aged above 60.

Wednesday’s cases take Singapore’s total infection number to 135,395.

Currently, 1,507 cases are warded in hospital.

Of these, 300 required oxygen supplementation and 46 are in the intensive care unit.

There are 17,080 cases undergoing Home Recovery, 2,885 in Community Care Facilities and 473 are in Covid-19 Treatment Facilities.

To date, 487,673 individuals have received their Covid-19 booster shots and another 117,000 have booked their appointments.

Read the full MOH press release here.

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