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17 Aug 2021

17th Aug 2021

Summary of local situation 

• As of 17 August 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 52 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection and 4 imported cases. 

• 404 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 30 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 6 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

• Over the last 28 days, the percentage of unvaccinated who became severely ill or died is 9.6%, while that for the fully vaccinated is 1.4%.

• As of 16 August 2021, 76% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 82% has received at least one dose.

Update on vaccination progress

As of 16 August 2021, we have administered a total of 8,464,972 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,440,268 individuals, with 4,155,680 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. 

2. In addition, 151,089 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of 16 August 2021, covering 83,968 individuals. In total, 76% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 82% has received at least one dose.

Figure 1: Percentage of Total Population who Received At Least First Dose1 and Completed Full Regimen2 of NVP and WHO EUL Vaccines3

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Figure 2: Percentage of Vaccinated Individuals who Received At Least First Dose of NVP and WHO EUL Vaccines by Age Group

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Figure 3: Percentage of Individuals who Completed Full Regimen of NVP and WHO EUL Vaccines by Age Group

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Condition of hospitalised cases

3. 404 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 30 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 6 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 31 are seniors above 60 years, of whom 25 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.  

4. Case 67329, a 90 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 17 August 2021. He had developed symptoms on 29 July, and was detected when he was tested for COVID-19 on 1 August as part of our community surveillance testing. The following day, he developed shortness of breath and giddiness, and was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he was admitted directly to the ICU for septic shock from COVID-19 pneumonia. He had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but was advanced in age and had a history of chronic kidney disease and hypertension. 

5. In total, 45 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Figure 4: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation

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Figure 5: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Age Group

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6. There is continuing evidence that almost all fully-vaccinated individuals do not suffer serious disease when infected, unless if they had underlying medical conditions that made them more susceptible. Over the last 28 days, the percentage of unvaccinated who became severely ill or died is 9.6%, while that for the fully vaccinated is 1.4%.

Figure 6: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Vaccination Status & Severity of Condition4

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Figure 7: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Vaccination Status

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Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

7. There are 52 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection today. 35 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 3 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 14 are currently unlinked. 

8. There are 4 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. In total, there are 56 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore today. 

Figure 8: Number of Local Unlinked Cases and Linked Cases by Already Quarantined/ Detected through Surveillance5

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Summary of trends for local cases

9. Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 481 cases in the week before to 322 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 135 cases in the week before to 91 cases in the past week. The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 33.0 and 13.0 respectively.

Figure 9: 7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases5

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Figure 10: Local Cases in the Last 14 Days by Age Group and Vaccination Status

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Summary of trends for imported cases

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

Figure 11: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/ Detected during SHN or Isolation

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Active clusters under monitoring

11. There are no new clusters today, and 6 clusters have closed. There are currently 93 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 1,155 infections.

Figure 12: Number of Active Clusters

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Figure 13: List of Active Clusters


Cluster

New Cases

Total6

43 Sungei Kadut Loop dormitory

1

14

Sengkang Bus Interchange staff

2

19

My First Skool (54 Chin Swee Road)

2

36

Chee Song Frozen Foods

1

8

Case 67651

1

9

Westlite Juniper Dormitory

13

65

North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre

1

16

Bishan Bus Interchange staff

0

15

Kian Hiap Construction

0

17

SAFRA Tampines

0

17

Sin Ming 23 Coffee Shop

0

17

Superland Pre-School (Kreta Ayer Community Centre)

0

15

Marina Bay Sands Casino

0

66

Case 67143

0

4

KTV lounges/clubs

0

253

Case 67302

0

3

Case 68131

0

4

Zuellig Pharma

0

12

Case 66567

0

34

Westlite Mandai Dormitory

0

14

Case 66838

0

4

Jurong Fishery Port/ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre*

0

1,155

Case 67045

0

3

Case 67353

0

5

NKF Dialysis Centre (Sakyadhita)

0

9

Case 67982

0

7

Case 67981

0

3

Case 66215

0

6

Case 67343

0

40

Samy’s Curry Restaurant

0

61

Punggol Primary School

0

17

Elsie’s Kitchen

0

6

Jem

0

6

CHIJ Katong Convent

0

10

Case 66449

0

21

Case 67704

0

4

Case 67283

0

12

Case 66244

0

8

Case 67425

0

5

Home’s Favourite Pte Ltd

0

16

Case 67738

0

3

Nimble/Knead

0

7

Case 66542

0

4

Case 67436

0

7

Case 67582

0

9

Changi General Hospital

0

4

Case 66764

0

4

Case 66804

0

6

Case 66844

0

9

Case 67278

0

5

Case 67276

0

7

Case 67476

0

6

Case 66998

0

4

Case 65687

0

3

Case 66996

0

3

Case 67161

0

3

Case 67388

0

3

Case 67471

0

5

Case 67534

0

4

Case 67041

0

6

Case 67051

0

5

Case 66707

0

5

Case 66766

0

3

Case 66922

0

3

Case 67014

0

3

Case 67069

0

3

Case 67236

0

3

Case 66774

0

7

Case 67048

0

8

Institution S2 Selarang Park Complex

0

8

Case 65972

0

4

Case 66940

0

4

Case 67017

0

3

Case 67078

0

3

Case 67227

0

3

Seng Leong Steel (Ent) Pte Ltd

0

5

Case 66754

0

5

Case 67085

0

4

Yishun Community Hospital

0

4

Case 65751

0

8

Case 66464

0

7

Case 64697

0

76

Case 66293

0

3

Case 66142

0

3

Case 66538

0

4

Case 66468

0

3

Case 66377

0

5

Case 65893

0

6

Case 65360

0

10

Apex Medical Centre (Jurong)

0

3

Case 65979

0

3

Case 65791

0

4

Case 65342

0

3


* Yuhua Market & Hawker Centre is currently linked to this cluster.


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

[1] Based on National Immunisation Registry data. 

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

[3] Other vaccines recognised in the WHO EUL account for about 2% of the total population who received at least 1 dose and about 1% of total population who completed the full regimen.

[4] 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.

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

[6] Includes new cases added today.