54 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, 15 unlinked

People eat takeaways and rest along the Singapore River on Sunday, 1st August 2021 in SIngapore. Dining in has been prohibited till 18 August as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. The largest Covid-19 cluster that began in Singapore's main fishing port reported more than 1000 cases linked to it yesterday. (Photo by Joseph Nair/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
People along the Singapore River on 1 August, 2021. (PHOTO: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (10 August) reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore, bringing the country's total to 65,890 infections.

Of them, 53 are locally transmitted with 31 linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine, seven linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance, and 15 are unlinked.

The ministry did not provide a breakdown of how many of them are in the community or are dormitory residents.

The remaining one case is imported, and was detected and isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

There are 118 active COVID-19 clusters in Singapore, a dip from Monday's 131.

The largest addition of new cases was made to the "Case 66567" cluster. With five new cases, it is now linked to 30 infections. The MOH did not provide details about the case and its linked infections.

One new case was added to Singapore's largest cluster at the Jurong Fishery Port, now linked to 1,149 cases. No new cases were added to the second-largest cluster, linked to various KTVs, which has 252 cases.

One case was also added to the latest cluster at NKF Dialysis Centre (Sakyadhita), now linked to four cases, that was announced on Monday. Two new cases were added to the cluster at Marina Bay Sands Casino, bringing the total number of linked infections to 65.

The MOH said that the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 799 in the week before to 481 in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 238 in the week before to 138 in the past week.

It added that the seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 49.0 and 19.7 respectively.

32 require oxygen supplementation; 11 in ICU

At least 64,062 cases in Singapore, or over 99 per cent of the overall total, have fully recovered from their infection and have been discharged from the hospital.

As of Tuesday, 508 cases are currently warded, most of whom are well and under observation.

There are currently 32 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation and 11 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU) – six among the 43 cases are fully vaccinated.

Of those who have fallen very ill, 35 are patients above the age of 60, of whom 29 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, said the MOH.

Apart from the 42 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.

Over the last 28 days, the percentage of unvaccinated who became severely ill or died is 8.4 per cent, while that for the fully vaccinated is 0.8 per cent, the ministry noted.

As of Monday, about 8.15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme. Some 4.37 million have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with some 3.9 million having completed the full vaccination regimen.

Separate;y, 131,186 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of Monday, covering 80,459 individuals

This means that 72 per cent of the population have completed their full regimen, or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 81 per cent have received at least one dose.

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