6 seniors die from Covid-19 complications, 2,057 new cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Six Singaporeans aged between 68 and 91 have died from complications linked to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Sunday (Oct 3).

They comprise five men and a woman, four of whom were vaccinated and two were unvaccinated.

Five of them had a host of underlying medical conditions, while one unvaccinated patient had no known medical conditions, MOH said, without giving more details about their health conditions.

Sunday was the 14th day in a row when deaths from Covid-19 were reported, taking Singapore’s coronavirus death toll to 113.

A total of 18 deaths have been reported in the first three days of October.

Forty people died from Covid-19 last month, compared with 18 deaths in August.

There were 2,057 new Covid-19 infections reported on Saturday, including 1,676 new infections in the community, 373 new cases in the migrant worker dormitories and eight imported cases.

The local cases include 430 seniors who are above age 60.

The total number of cases in Singapore now stands at 103,843.

Since Sept 18, the number of new daily cases reported has consistently exceeded 1,000, and more than 2,000 since Tuesday (Sept 28).

Of the nine large active clusters for which new cases were reported on Sunday, the largest was Avery Lodge in Jurong, which now has 439 cases.

Read the full MOH press release here.

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