By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The Singapore Ministry of Health reported today the confirmation of 124 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection and 9 imported cases.
414 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 14 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 6 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Over the last 28 days, the percentage of unvaccinated who became severely ill or died is 9.2%, while that for the fully vaccinated is 1.3%.
As of 28 August 2021, we have administered a total of 8,684,484 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination program (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,505,072 individuals, with 4,302,996 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.
In total, 80% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 83% has received at least one dose.
Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung posted on his Facebook page:
It means Singapore has taken another step forward in making ourselves more resilient to COVID-19. It is the result of the collective effort of many people working behind the scenes, and the people of Singapore coming forward to take care of themselves and the people around them.
Home vaccination continues apace. Over 4,300 homebound individuals have received their COVID-19 jab by the home vaccination teams.
Every week, we continue to receive about 700 requests for home vaccinations. To meet the demand, and thanks to over 200 volunteer doctors and nurses, and also the assistance of SAF, we are tripling the number of home vaccination teams from 11 to 33 teams.
As a result, we are now able to halve the waiting time from 8 weeks to 4 weeks. We aim to complete all home vaccinations by end Sep. That will be another important step forward.