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Jump in number of Covid-19 patients in ICU; 10 new clusters detected including one at Moderna distributor Zuellig Pharma

SINGAPORE — The number of Covid-19 patients in Singapore who are in the intensive care units has gone up to seven, while 10 new clusters of infections, including one linked to Moderna distributor Zuellig Pharma, were reported on Friday (July 30).

There are six Covid-19 cases linked to a cluster at Zuellig Pharma in Singapore as of July 30, 2021.

There are six Covid-19 cases linked to a cluster at Zuellig Pharma in Singapore as of July 30, 2021.

SINGAPORE — The number of Covid-19 patients in Singapore who are in the intensive care units has gone up to seven, while 10 new clusters of infections, including one linked to Moderna distributor Zuellig Pharma, were reported on Friday (July 30).

Based on data provided in the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) nightly update on the coronavirus situation, the seven cases in the intensive care units are the highest in a single day since July 3.

So far this month, the number of people under intensive care has ranged from one to three in the daily update.

In addition, there are now 26 patients who are in serious condition and need oxygen support to help them breathe, down from 30 a day ago.

“Two among these 33 cases are fully vaccinated. Of these, one requires oxygen supplementation while (another) requires intensive care unit care as they have underlying medical conditions. Twenty-three seniors above 60 years, of whom 22 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill,” MOH said.

Over the last 28 days, 43 patients required supplemental oxygen, were admitted to intensive care units or had died. “Twenty-five were unvaccinated, 16 were partially vaccinated and two were fully vaccinated,” the ministry said.

There are 571 Covid-19 patients who are hospitalised.

10 NEW CLUSTERS

Singapore on Friday recorded 131 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, including 52 that were not linked to earlier detected infections.

Another 28 cases were added to the cluster at Jurong Fishery Port, bringing the tally to 999.

The cluster involving karaoke lounges and clubs now has 250 cases with the addition of one new case.

MOH also said that there were 10 new clusters of infections. Nine were linked to different individuals and the 10th was linked to Zuellig Pharma.

Singapore-headquartered Zuellig Pharma is Moderna's supply partner for Covid-19 vaccines in Southeast Asia, Reuters previously reported.

In total, there are now 63 active Covid-19 clusters.

Separately, the cluster at Block 105 Henderson Crescent was closed as there have been no more cases linked to it in the last 28 days.

MOH said that of the 131 locally transmitted cases, 64 were traced to previous infections and had already been placed under quarantine.

Another 15, also linked to previous cases, were detected through surveillance testing.

Among the new cases is one senior aged above 70 who is partially vaccinated and at risk of serious illness.

Besides the locally transmitted infections, there were eight imported ones, making a total of 139 new Covid-19 cases confirmed on Friday.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has gone down from 961 in the week before to 878 in the past week.

The number of cases with no known links in the community has, however, shot up from 83 in the week before to 257 in the past week.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore is now 64,861.

VACCINATIONS

About 7.43 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been given to about 4.29 million people as of Thursday, MOH said.

Some 3.26 million people have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 121,963 recovered persons who received at least one dose and about 3.14 million who received their second dose.

In addition, 99,919 doses of Sinovac vaccines were administered as of Thursday, covering 73,053 individuals.

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