SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (27 October) confirmed a record 5,324 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 184,419 – as well as 10 deaths due to the disease.
“The infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to many COVID- positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon,” said the MOH of the single-day record high.
The ministry added that it is looking into this unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days.
Wednesday marks the 38th day in a row with fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Singapore, with 248 people having succumbed to it this month.
The 340th to 349th COVID-19 deaths in Singapore were aged between 54 and 96. All except an unvaccinated case had various underlying medical conditions.
Of the new cases, 5,312 are local infections: 4,651 are in the community and 661 reside in the migrant worker dormitories. The remaining 12 are imported.
Among the local cases are 728 people aged above 60, said the MOH, adding that the weekly infection growth rate is 1.15.
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