COVID: Singapore reports 81 new cases, 16 unlinked

Workers cordon off the entry to a food centre in a housing estate in Singapore on Saturday, 24 July 2021. Access to the many food centres frequented by most of Singapore's local population will require visitors to use the national electronic tracking system to again entry. Dining in at eateries is no longer permitted by authorities as the country increased its lockdown measures to deal with rising cases of the Covid-19 virus that stemmed from its main fishing port and spread throughout wet markets in the country. (Photo by Joseph Nair/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Workers cordon off the entry to a food centre in a housing estate in Singapore on 24 July 2021. (PHOTO: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (7 August) reported 81 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 65,686.

Of these, there are 75 new cases of locally transmitted infection, MOH said in a press release. A total of 50 infections are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine, while nine linked cases were detected through surveillance and 16 are currently unlinked.

Among the cases are three seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness, the ministry said.

An 80-year-old Singaporean woman died of COVID-19 on Saturday – the fifth fatality from the infection in a week. “She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of diabetes, hypertension and atrial fibrillation,” MOH said.

There are six imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Two were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while four developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

There are two new clusters on Saturday. One is at Sin Ming 23 Coffee Shop with one new case, bringing the total in the cluster to five cases. The other is named after Case Number 66244 with one new case, bringing the total in the cluster to three cases.

There are nine new cases in the Jurong Fishery Port/ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre cluster, the biggest cluster ever in Singapore since the pandemic began, bringing the total to 1,143. There is no new case in the KTV lounges/clubs cluster, the second biggest cluster ever, which has 252 cases.

Of the new cases added to the active clusters, Westlite Juniper Dormitory has the most with 12 infections, and now totals 30 cases.

In total, there are currently 128 active clusters.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 868 cases in the week before to 611 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also fallen from 256 cases in the week before to 170 cases in the past week. The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 63.0 and 24.3 respectively.

A total of 529 cases are currently warded in hospital, most of whom are well and under observation. There are currently 38 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and four in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). Five amongst these 42 cases are fully vaccinated – four require oxygen supplementation while one requires ICU care as they have underlying medical conditions. A total of 33 seniors above 60 years, of whom 29 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.

Over the last 28 days, 89 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or died. Of these, 55 are unvaccinated, 26 are partially vaccinated and eight are fully vaccinated.

As of Friday, about 7.97 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme. Some 4.35 million have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with some 3.74 million having completed the full vaccination regimen.

This means that 68 per cent of the population have completed their full regimen, or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme, and 79 per cent have received at least one dose.

Those who have received the Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine locally are not included in Singapore's national vaccination numbers. As of Friday, 129,787 doses of the China-made vaccine have been administered to 81,555 individuals.

Stay in the know on-the-go: Join Yahoo Singapore's Telegram channel at

Related stories:

COVID: Up to 5 can dine in at restaurants from 10 Aug if all fully vaccinated

COVID: No more temperature checks at malls, public places from 19 Aug

No COVID-19 Delta Plus variant found in Singapore: MOH official

Singapore to resume entry approvals for vaccinated work pass holders

‘Vaccinate or regular test’ regime for some sectors from 1 Oct: MTF

Those given Sinovac, Sinopharm or AstraZeneca jabs counted as fully