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29 Jul 2021

28th Jul 2021

        As of 28 July 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 130 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 27 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and 2 belong to the KTV cluster. Of the 130 cases today, 61 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 21 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 48 are currently unlinked. Amongst the cases are 3 seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness. 

2.     There are 6 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 2 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 4 developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

3.     In total, there are 136 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[1] 
Fig1(28Jul)

Condition of confirmed cases

4.     567 cases are currently warded in hospital.  Most are well and under observation. There are currently 23 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 2 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). 1 amongst these 25 cases is fully vaccinated, but requires oxygen supplementation as she has underlying medical conditions. 16 seniors above 60 years, of whom 15 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.  

Figure 2: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation
Fig2(28Jul)

Figure 3: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, 
by Age Group
Fig3(28Jul)

5.     There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected. Over the last 28 days, 31 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. 16 are unvaccinated,13 are partially vaccinated and 1 is fully vaccinated. 

Figure 4: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Vaccination Status & Severity of Condition[2]  
Fig. 4 (28 Jul)


Figure 5: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, 
by Vaccination Status[2]  
Fig5(28Jul)

Summary of trends for local cases

6.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 765 cases in the week before to 915 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 45 cases in the week before to 217 cases in the past week. The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 99.7 and 31 respectively.

Figure 6: 7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases[3] 
Fig6(28Jul)


Figure 7: Community Unlinked and Linked Cases in the Last 14 Days, by Detection Method
Fig7(28Jul)


Figure 8: Local Cases in the Last 14 Days by Age Group and Vaccination Status
Fig8(28Jul)


Summary of trends for imported cases

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

Figure 9: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/ 
Detected during SHN or Isolation
Fig9(28Jul)

Active clusters under monitoring

8.     There are 5 new clusters today. In total, there are currently 44 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 932 infections. 

Figure 10: Number of Active Clusters
Fig10(28Jul)

Figure 11: List of Active Clusters

Cluster

New Cases

Total[4]

Case 66377 (new cluster)

1

4

Home’s Favourite Pte Ltd (new cluster)

5

6

Case 66413 (new cluster)

3

4

Case 66435 (new cluster)

2

3

Case 66542 (new cluster)

1

3

Jurong Fishery Port/ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre*

27

932

Samy’s Curry Restaurant

10

38

KTV lounges/clubs

2

247

Marina Bay Sands Casino

5

46

Westlite Juniper Dormitory

2

11

Case 64752

1

8

PSC Express Pte Ltd

1

5

Case 64697

2

75

Case 66259

1

4

Cleaner at Punggol Primary School

3

7

Case 65360

0

10

Case 65751

1

5

Case 65695

0

3

Case 65893

0

5

Case 65721

0

4

Case 65929

0

3

Case 65972

0

3

Case 66007

0

4

Apex Medical Centre (Jurong)

0

3

Case 65754

0

3

Case 65979

0

3

Case 65132

0

3

Case 66168

0

3

Case 65846

0

3

Case 65791

0

4

Case 65342

0

3

Case 65484

0

5

Case 65365

0

3

Case 64735

0

6

Case 65231

0

4

Case 64599

0

6

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

Case 64478

0

3

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

Closure of Home’s Favourite Pte Ltd

9.     MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection involving individuals who worked in Home’s Favourite Pte Ltd (15 Jalan Tepong, #04-08 and #04-09). To date, we have detected 6 cases linked to the cluster, and our epidemiological investigations have found that there is likely ongoing transmission at the premises. To break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, Home’s Favourite Pte Ltd will be closed to all members of the public from 29 July to 12 August 2021. All staff will be placed on quarantine, and will be tested during quarantine. 

Community surveillance testing for visitors to Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre

10.     MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection involving markets and food centres which are likely seeded by fishmongers who visited Jurong Fishery Port to collect their stock and sell at the markets and food centres. To uncover any community infection cases, we will extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre (3 Yung Sheng Road) between 13 July and 27 July. Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/tj-testing for details on the testing operations.

11.     All visitors to the affected premises 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

12.     As of 27 July 2021, we have administered a total of 7,305,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme. The total number of doses administered was 7,305,300, covering 4,267,577 individuals. 3,158,737 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 121,014 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 3,037,723 who received their second dose. In addition, 91,712 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 27 July 2021, covering 70,712 individuals. 

Figure 12: Progress of National Vaccination Programme
Fig12(28Jul)

Figure 13: Percentage of Total Population who Received At Least First Dose[5] and Completed Full Regimen[6] 
Fig13(28Jul)

Figure 14: Percentage of Vaccinated Individuals who Received At Least First Dose by Age Group
Fig14(28Jul)

Figure 15: Percentage of Individuals who Completed Full Regimen of COVID-19 Vaccine by Age Group
Fug15(28Jul)

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

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
28 JULY 2021



[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.