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50-year-old among 3 Covid-19 deaths in S'pore; new high of 1,457 cases

SINGAPORE – A total of 1,457 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Singapore on Wednesday (Sept 22), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its nightly update.

Three Singaporeans have also died of Covid-19 complications, taking the Republic’s Covid-19 death toll to 68, said MOH.

Before this, the highest number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in Singapore stood at 1,426 cases on April 20, 2020.

Of the local cases reported on Wednesday, 1,277 were in the community and 176 cases were among dormitory residents.

The remaining four cases were imported.

One of the patients who died was a 65-year-old Singaporean man who died on Wednesday. He tested positive on Sept 1 and was not vaccinated against Covid-19.

He had a history of diabetes, end-stage kidney failure and high blood pressure.

Another was a 90-year-old Singaporean woman who died on Tuesday.

She tested positive on Sept 13, and was fully vaccinated. She also had a history of stroke, asthma, high blood pressure and high cholesterol which, together with her advanced age, made her more susceptible to severe illness, said the ministry.

A 50-year-old Singaporean male also died of Covid-19 on Tuesday. He was not vaccinated and had no known medical conditions.

This takes the total number of deaths recorded over the past two months to 31, making it almost half of the total Covid-19 related death toll in Singapore.

There are currently 1,083 Covid-19 patients in hospital, down from 1,109 the day before.

There are 145 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, down from the 147 the day before.

There are also 19 in critical condition in the intensive care unit, up from the 17 cases on Tuesday.

The total number of Covid-19 infections in Singapore now stands at 80,356.

Read the full MOH press release here.

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