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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 4,248 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Friday (Oct 29) as 16 more people died from complications due to the virus.

The fatalities, who were aged between 44 and 90, had various underlying medical conditions. The Ministry of Health (MOH) did not specify what these conditions were. The 44-year-old individual was not vaccinated against COVID-19

This brings Singapore’s death toll from the coronavirus to 380.

Among Friday’s cases, 4,246 infections are locally transmitted, comprising of 3,710 in the community and 536 in migrant workers’ dormitories.

Two are imported cases, MOH said in its daily update released to media at 11.43pm.

The weekly infection growth rate is 1.15 as of Friday. This refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before.

As of Friday, Singapore has reported a total of 192,099 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

HPB VOUCHER SCHEME

More than 2,000 seniors have been successfully referred for their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination through a programme by the Health Promotion Board (HPB). 

Under the programme, those who refer unvaccinated seniors aged 60 and above for their COVID-19 jabs will receive a S$30 e-voucher.

An HPB spokesperson said that the voucher is given to the referrer once HPB is able to verify that the senior has been fully vaccinated.

The Let’s Get Our Seniors Vaccinated programme was launched on Aug 13 and will run until Nov 30, according to the HealthHub website.

HPB said that 1,514 e-vouchers have been issued as of Oct 28. 

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