3,635 new COVID cases, 12 more deaths in Singapore

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People in protective masks play a virtual reality game in a shopping mall in Singapore on Saturday, 30 October, 2021. Only fully vacinated adults and teenagers are allowed into shopping malls according to Singapore's covid-19 safety mandates. (Photo by Joseph Nair/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
People in protective masks play a virtual reality game in a shopping mall in Singapore on 30 October, 2021. (PHOTO: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (3 November) confirmed 3,635 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country's total case count to 207,975 – as well as 12 deaths due to the disease.

This comes a week after the ministry reported a single-day high of 5,324 cases, in what it described as an "unusual surge" within a relatively short window.

It also marks the 45th day in a row with fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Singapore, with 26 people having succumbed to it within the first three days of this month.

The 431st through to 442nd fatalities in Singapore were aged between 59 and 99. All of them had various underlying medical conditions.

Among the new cases, 3,632 are local – 3,223 are in the community while 409 are dormitory residents. The remaining three cases are imported.

Among the community cases are 535 cases aged 60 and above, said the MOH, adding that the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before is 0.96 compared to Tuesday's 1.09.

This story will be updated later.

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