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15 Jul 2021

15th Jul 2021

       As of 15 July 2021, 12pm, Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 42 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 34 belong to the KTV cluster. Of the 42 cases today, 17 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 21 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 4 are currently unlinked.1  There are 6 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 4 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 2 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. In total, there are 48 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore today.

Figure 1: Number of Community Unlinked Cases, and Linked Cases by Already Quarantined/ Detected through Surveillance, and Dormitory Resident Cases2
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Summary of trends for local cases

2.      Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 23 cases in the week before to 127 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 9 cases in the week before to 16 cases in the past week. The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 15.9 and 2.3 respectively.


Figure 2: 7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases3


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Summary of trends for imported cases

3.     There are a total of 6 imported cases today. 4 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 2 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

Figure 3: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/ Detected During SHN or Isolation


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Active clusters under monitoring


4.     There are currently 25 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 94 infections.


Figure 4: Number of Active Clusters

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Figure 5: List of Active Clusters
 

Cluster

New Cases

Total4

KTV lounges/clubs

34

88

Case 64697

3

14

Case 64752

1

6

Case 64642

0

3

Case 64735

0

4

Case 64599

0

5

Case 64388

0

3

105 Henderson Crescent

0

21

Changi General Hospital

0

20

115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre

0

94

Case 64478

0

3

Case 64394

0

4

Case 64444

0

3

Case 64264

0

8

Case 64349

0

10

119 Bukit Merah View

0

8

Case 64359

0

6

Case 64135

0

4

ION Orchard

0

5

Case 64184

0

14

Case 64374

0

3

90 Redhill Close

0

4

Case 64233

0

3

121 Bukit Merah View

0

5

Case 64263

0

4


Community surveillance testing and closure of affected premises

Closure of ComfortDelGro Driving Centre

5.     MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection amongst individuals who work in or visited ComfortDelGro Driving Centre (205 Ubi Avenue 4). There are so far 6 cases linked to the cluster. To break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, ComfortDelGro Driving Centre has been closed to all members of the public from 15 July to 29 July 2021.

6.     To quickly uncover any community infection cases, we will be conducting special testing operations for all staff of ComfortDelGro Driving Centre. We will also extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited the driving centre between 6 July and 15 July 2021. Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/cdc-testing for details on the testing operations.

Closure of Las Vegas KTV and Tuberose KTV

7.      MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection amongst social hostesses who had frequented KTV lounges or clubs currently operating as F&B outlets, and their close social contacts. Our epidemiological investigations have found that there is likely ongoing transmission at Las Vegas KTV (35 Selegie Road) and Tuberose KTV (35 Selegie Road).

8.      To break any potential chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning, these premises will be closed to all members of the public from 16 July to  30 July 2021. We will also extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had:

         i)   Visited the following premises between 29 June and 15 July 2021:
               -  Las Vegas KTV (35 Selegie Road) or Tuberose KTV (35 Selegie Road); or 
               -  Similar KTV lounges or clubs operating as F&B outlets.

        ii)     Interacted with social hostesses of any nationality in any setting between 29 June and 15 July 2021.

Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/ktv-testing for details on the testing operations.

9.      All visitors to ComfortDelGro Driving Centre, as well as Las Vegas KTV and Tuberose KTV and similar settings,and those who had interacted with social hostesses of any nationality, are advised to monitor their health closely, and minimise social interactions as far as possible, for 14 days from their date of visit or interaction. They are encouraged to see a doctor immediately if they feel unwell.

Condition of confirmed cases

10.     180 cases are currently warded in hospital.  Most are well and under observation. There are currently 7 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 1 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Figure 6: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation

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Figure 7:
 Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Age Group

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11.      There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected. Over the last 28 days, 17 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. 13 are unvaccinated, 4 are partially vaccinated and none was fully vaccinated. 

Figure 8: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Vaccination Status and Severity of Condition

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Figure 9: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Vaccination Status4

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Progress of national vaccination programme

12.      As of 14 July 2021, we have administered a total of 6,504,568 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme. The total number of doses administered was 6,504,568, covering 4,075,822 individuals. 2,480,287 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 51,541 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,428,746 who received their second dose.

Figure 10: Progress of National Vaccination Programme

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Figure 11:
 Percentage of Vaccinated Individuals who Received At Least First Dose by Age Group6

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Figure 12: Percentage of Individuals who Completed Full Regimen7 of COVID-19 Vaccine by Age Group

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13.      Please refer to MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details. 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
15 JULY 2021

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This is updated from the afternoon press release as 1 more case has been linked to the KTV cluster following epidemiological investigations.
2  Incorporates re-classifications of earlier reported cases.
3  Incorporates re-classifications of earlier reported cases.
4  Includes new cases added today.
Fully vaccinated - more than 14 days after completing vaccination regimen (both doses of the vaccine or one dose for recovered individuals). Partially vaccinated – received 1 dose of 2-dose vaccine or COVID-positive within 14 days of completing vaccination regimen.
Based on National Immunisation Registry data. 
7  Full regimen refers to individuals who have received both doses of the vaccine or one dose for vaccinated recovered individuals.