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Covid-19: 3 new clusters found; 130 new locally transmitted cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Friday (July 23) recorded 130 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, 78 of which have been traced to the cluster at the Jurong Fishery Port and another six to karaoke lounges and clubs.

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Friday (July 23) recorded 130 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, 78 of which have been traced to the cluster at the Jurong Fishery Port and another six to karaoke lounges and clubs.

The total number of cases linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster is now 665 and the total from the KTV clubs cluster is 227.

In its evening update on the coronavirus situation here, the Ministry of Health (MOH) also said that there were three new clusters of infections linked to different individuals. No further information was provided on these new clusters.

This brings the number of active clusters to 26 after six were closed.

Clusters linked to five individuals — as well as Ion Orchard mall — were closed because no more infections had been linked to them in the past 28 days.

In addition, MOH said that it is working with the People’s Association to distribute antigen rapid test kits to people who had visited selected markets and food centres in the last 14 days, for them to do self-swabs.

The collection will run on Saturday and Sunday at the residents’ committee centres in the vicinity of the Admiralty Wet Market as well as the Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre.

LATEST COVID-19 CASES 

There were 29 community cases with no sources of infection. 

Of the 130 cases, 64 were linked to previous infections and had already been placed on quarantine. Another 37 linked to previous cases were detected through surveillance testing, MOH said.

Among the cases are two seniors aged above 70 who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated and are at risk of serious illness.

The 130 locally transmitted cases were among a total of 133 new Covid-19 cases for the day, MOH said.

The remaining three were imported and had been placed on stay-home notices or isolated on arrival in Singapore. 

Of the three, one case was detected upon arrival in Singapore and the remaining two developed the illness during stay-home notice or in isolation.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has multiplied more than five times from 178 in the week before to 961 in the past week.

The number of cases with no known links in the community has also jumped from 18 in the week before to 97 in the past week.

“The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 123.4 and 13.9 respectively,” MOH said.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore is now 63,924.

HOSPITALISED PATIENTS

As of Friday, there are 447 Covid-19 patients who are hospitalised.

Of these, 11 require oxygen support and another two are in critical condition under intensive care.

“None among these 13 cases are fully vaccinated,” MOH added.

“Eleven seniors above 60 years old, who are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.”

MOH stressed that there is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected.

“Over the last 28 days, 10 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to intensive care units or died. Eight were unvaccinated, two were partially vaccinated and none were fully vaccinated,” it said.

VACCINATIONS

About 6.98 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been given to more than 4.2 million people as of Thursday, MOH said.

Some 2.9 million people have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 120,273 recovered persons who received at least one dose and more than 2.78 million who received their second dose.

In addition, 76,411 doses of Sinovac vaccines were administered as of Thursday, covering 65,877 individuals.

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