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29 Jul 2021

29th Jul 2021

        As of 29 July 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 129 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 30 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and 2 belong to the KTV cluster. Of the 129 cases today, 68 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 11 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 50 are currently unlinked. Amongst the cases are 4 seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness.


2.     There are 4 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 3 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 1 developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

 

3.     In total, there are 133 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 Cases1

Fig. 1. (29 Jul)


Condition of confirmed cases

 


4.     572 cases are currently warded in hospital.  Most are well and under observation. There are currently 30 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 3 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). 1 amongst these 33 cases is fully vaccinated, but requires ICU care as she has underlying medical conditions. 24 seniors above 60 years, of whom 23 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.  

 


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

 


Fig. 2. (29 Jul)

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

by Age Group

Fig. 3. (29 Jul)

 

 

5.     There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected. Over the last 28 days, 39 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. 23 are unvaccinated, 15 are partially vaccinated and 1 is fully vaccinated.

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

Fig. 4 (29 Jul)


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

Fig. 5. (29 Jul)

Summary of trends for local cases

 

6.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 884 cases in the week before to 881 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 increased from 64 cases in the week before to 238 cases in the past week. The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 91.9 and 34.0 respectively.

 


Figure 6:
 7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases3

Fig. 6. (29 Jul)

 


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

Fig. 7. (29 Jul)

Figure 8: Local Cases in the Last 14 Days by Age Group and Vaccination Status

Fig. 8. (29 Jul)


Summary of trends for imported cases

7.     There are a total of 4 imported cases today. 3 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 1 developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

 

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


Fig. 9. (29 Jul)


Active clusters under monitoring

8.     There are 10 new clusters today. In total, there are currently 53 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 969 infections. MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the Case 64478 cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has now been closed.

Figure 10: Number of Active Clusters

Fig. 10. (29 Jul)


Cluster

New Cases

Total4

Seng Leong Steel (Ent) Pte Ltd (new cluster)

2

3

Case 66538 (new cluster)

2

3

Case 66517 (new cluster)

1

3

Case 66487 (new cluster)

3

4

Case 66468 (new cluster)

1

3

Case 66464 (new cluster)

2

3

Case 66462 (new cluster)

1

3

Case 66370 (new cluster)

2

3

Case 66215 (new cluster)

2

4

Case 66106 (new cluster)

1

3

Case 66377

1

5

Case 66435

3

6

Jurong Fishery Port/ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre*

30

969

Samy’s Curry Restaurant

2

41

KTV lounges/clubs

2

248

Marina Bay Sands Casino

5

51

Westlite Juniper Dormitory

2

13

Case 64697

1

76

Punggol Primary School

3

12

Case 65893

1

6

Case 66542

0

3

Home’s Favourite Pte Ltd

0

6

Case 66413

0

4

Case 64752

0

8

PSC Express Pte Ltd

0

5

Case 66259

0

4

Case 65360

0

10

Case 65751

0

5

Case 65695

0

3

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

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

 

Collection of ART self-test kits for visitors to selected markets and food centres 

9.     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. As an added layer of ringfencing to help to identify cases and prevent further transmission, MOH is working with the People’s Association to distribute antigen rapid test (ART) self-test kits to individuals who had visited selected markets and food centres in the last 14 days, such as residents living in the vicinity of these centres. The collection will run from 30 to 31 July 2021 at Residents’ Committee Centres in the vicinity of the following locations:

  • Mayflower Market & Food Centre (162 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4); and

  • Redhill Market (79 Redhill Lane).


10.     Eligible persons are strongly encouraged to collect and perform self-testing using these ART kits. Please refer to https://www.gowhere.gov.sg/art to check on the nearest Residents’ Committee Centre for self-collection.

Progress of national vaccination programme

11.     As of 28 July 2021, we have administered a total of 7,365,873 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme. The total number of doses administered was 7,365,873, covering 4,278,760 individuals. 3,208,556 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 121,443 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 3,087,113 who received their second dose. In addition, 95,029 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 28 July 2021, covering 71,810 individuals. 

Figure 12: Progress of National Vaccination Programme

Fig. 12. (29 Jul)

Figure 13:
Percentage of Total Population who Received At Least First Dose5 and Completed Full Regimen6

Fig. 13 (29 Jul)

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

Fig. 14. (29 Jul)

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

Fig. 15 (29 Jul)

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


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
29 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.