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Singapore reports 2,069 new Covid-19 cases

 
Singapore, Nov 17 (IANS) Singapore reported 2,069 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total tally in the country to 241,341.

Of the new cases, 2,021 were in the community, 43 were in migrant worker dormitories and five were imported cases, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry of Health (MOH) as saying.

A total of 1,501 Covid-19 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 234 cases requiring oxygen supplementation in the general ward, 54 cases being unstable and under close monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 68 cases being critically ill and intubated in the ICU.

The current overall ICU utilisation rate is 63.3 per cent.

In another development, 2,361 cases were discharged on Tuesday, of whom 363 are seniors aged 60 and above.

Eighteen more patients have passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection, bringing the death toll to 612, the ministry said.

--IANS
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