41-year-old among 14 COVID deaths, 3,637 new cases in S'pore

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41-year-old among 14 COVID deaths, 3,637 new cases in S'pore

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (22 October) confirmed 3,637 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 165,663 – as well as 14 deaths due to the disease.

Friday marks the 33rd day in a row with fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Singapore, with a total of 193 people here having succumbed to it thus far this month. It is also the fourth straight day with over 3,000 cases reported.

The 281st to 294th COVID-19 deaths in Singapore were all Singaporeans: seven men and seven women aged between 41 and 97.

The 41-year-old individual, whose gender was not revealed, had been vaccinated against COVID-19, but was immunocompromised and had severe underlying lung disease.

Of the remaining 13 fatalities, aged between 59 and 97, seven had been unvaccinated, one had been partially vaccinated while five had been fully vaccinated. All of them had various underlying medical conditions.

Of the new cases, 3,631 are local infections: 3,039 are in the community and 592 reside in the migrant worker dormitories. The remaining six are imported.

Among the local cases are 528 people aged above 60, said the MOH.

This story will be updated later.

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