1 local unlinked case among 10 new COVID infections in Singapore

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People queue as they wait to use a check-in service to enter a shopping centre in Chinatown in Singapore.
People queue as they wait to use a check-in service to enter a shopping centre in Chinatown in Singapore. (PHOTO: AFP via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (9 July) confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,678.

The lone local case in the community is currently unlinked. Friday marks the 75th consecutive day with local cases reported in Singapore.

The remaining nine cases are imported, of whom six were detected upon their arrival here, while three developed the illness during their stay-home notice or isolation period.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 46 cases in the week before to 21 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from six cases in the week before to nine cases in the past week. The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 1.7 and 1.3 respectively.

There are currently 22 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 94 infections. The three biggest clusters are 115 Bukit Merah Market & Food Centre with 94 cases, 105 Henderson Crescent with 21 cases, and Changi General Hospital with 20 cases. 

Locally transmitted COVID-19 linked and unlinked cases between 12 June and 9 July 2021. (TABLE: Ministry of Health)
Locally transmitted COVID-19 linked and unlinked cases between 12 June and 9 July 2021. (TABLE: Ministry of Health)

There are 85 cases currently warded in the hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently eight cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and two in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Over the last 28 days, 23 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. Twenty are unvaccinated, three are partially vaccinated and none was fully vaccinated.

Apart from the 36 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

As of Thursday, 6.08 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme. Some 3.84 million have received at least one dose of the vaccine, of whom some 2.24 million are fully vaccinated.

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