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17 Aug 2021

24th Jul 2021

As of 24 July 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 127 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 75 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and 5 belong to the KTV cluster. Of the 127 cases today, 69 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 29 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 29 are currently unlinked. Amongst the cases are 6 seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness. 

2. There are 3 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 1 was detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 2 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

3. In total, there are 130 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 Cases

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Condition of confirmed cases

4. 490 cases are currently warded in hospital.  Most are well and under observation. There are currently 12 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 1 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). None amongst these 13 cases is fully vaccinated. 9 seniors above 60 years, who are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.  

5. Case 64342, an 83 year-old female Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 24 July 2021. She resided at Bukit Merah View, and was linked to the 121 Bukit Merah View cluster. She developed symptoms on 16 June but did not seek medical attention until she was conveyed to National University Hospital on 18 June. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. In total, 37 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Figure 2: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation

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Figure 3: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Age Group

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6. There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected. Over the last 28 days, 11 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. 6 are unvaccinated, 5 are partially vaccinated and none was fully vaccinated. 

Figure 4: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Vaccination Status & Severity of Condition2

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Figure 5: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Vaccination Status2

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Summary of trends for local cases

7. Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 238 cases in the week before to 1,027 cases in the past week. We are likely to continue to see high number of cases in the coming days as we step up efforts to detect them to contain their spread in the community. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 17 cases in the week before to 120 cases in the past week. The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 129.6 and 17.1 respectively.

Figure 6: 7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases

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Figure 7: Community Unlinked and Linked Cases in the Last 14 Days, by Detection Method

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Figure 8: Local Cases in the Last 14 Days by Age Group and Vaccination Status
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Summary of trends for imported cases

8. There are a total of 3 imported cases today. 1 was detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 2 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

Figure 9: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/ Detected during SHN or Isolation

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Active clusters under monitoring

9. There are 2 new clusters today. In total, there are currently 26 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 741 infections. MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the Case 64184 and Case 64264 clusters for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the clusters have now been closed. 

Figure 10: Number of Active Clusters

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Figure 11: List of Active Clusters

Cluster

New Cases

Total4

Samy’s Curry Restaurant (new cluster)

6

8

Case 65791 (new cluster)

3

4

KTV lounges/clubs

5

232

Jurong Fishery Port/ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre*

75

741

Marina Bay Sands Casino

4

24

Case 64697

5

63

Case 65342

0

3

Case 65360

0

4

Case 65484

0

5

Case 65365

0

3

Case 64735

0

6

Case 65231

0

4

Case 64599

0

6

Case 64752

0

7

PSC Express Pte Ltd

0

4

Case 64782

0

3

Case 64850

0

3

Khoi Grill & Hotpot

0

8

Case 64642

0

3

Case 64388

0

3

105 Henderson Crescent

0

22

Changi General Hospital

0

20

115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre

0

94

Case 64478

0

3

Case 64394

0

4

119 Bukit Merah View

0

8


 * Please refer to Annex A for the affected markets and food centres.

Closure of Samy’s Curry Restaurant

10. MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection involving individuals who visited Samy’s Curry Restaurant (25 Dempsey Road). To date, we have detected 8 cases linked to the cluster, and our epidemiological investigations have found that there is likely ongoing transmission at the restaurant. To break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, Samy’s Curry Restaurant will be closed to all members of the public from 25 July to 8 August 2021. 

11. All individuals who work in the restaurant have been placed on quarantine, and will be tested during quarantine. To quickly uncover any community infection cases, we will also extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited Samy’s Curry Restaurant between 19 July and 23 July 2021. Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/samy-testing for details on the testing operations.

12. All visitors to the Dempsey area 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.

Progress of national vaccination programme

13. As of 23 July 2021, we have administered a total of 7,060,589, doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme. The total number of doses administered was 7,060,589, covering 4,217,627 individuals. 2,963,275 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 120,313 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,842,962 who received their second dose. In addition, 81,227 doses of Sinovac vaccines were administered as of 23 July 2021, covering 67,373 individuals. 

Figure 12: Progress of National Vaccination Programme

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Figure 13: Percentage of Total Population who Received At Least First Dose and Completed Full Regimen5

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Figure 14: Percentage of Vaccinated Individuals who Received At Least First Dose by Age Group

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Figure 15: Percentage of Individuals who Completed Full Regimen6 of COVID-19 Vaccine by Age Group

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

[1] Incorporates re-classifications of earlier reported cases.

[2] 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.

[3] Incorporates re-classifications of earlier reported cases.

[4] Includes new cases added today.

[5] Based on National Immunisation Registry data.

[6] Full regimen refers to individuals who have received both doses of the vaccine or one dose for vaccinated recovered individuals.