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18 Aug 2021

18th Aug 2021

Summary of local situation

· As of 18 August 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 49 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection and 4 imported cases.

· 402 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 26 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 8.8%, while that for the fully vaccinated is 1.5%.

· As of 17 August 2021, 77% 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 17 August 2021, we have administered a total of 8,486,232 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,447,250 individuals, with 4,170,573 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen. 

2.      In addition, 153,020 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of 17 August 2021, covering 84,172 individuals. In total, 77% 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 Dose[1] and Completed Full Regimen[2] of NVP and WHO EUL Vaccines[3]
Fig1(18Aug21)

Figure 2: Percentage of Vaccinated Individuals who Received At Least First Dose of NVP and WHO EUL Vaccines by Age Group
Fig2(18Aug21)

Figure 3: Percentage of Individuals who Completed Full Regimen of NVP and WHO EUL Vaccines by Age Group
Fig3(18Aug21)

Condition of hospitalised cases

3.      402 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 26 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 6 in critical condition in the ICU. Of those who have fallen very ill, 27 are seniors above 60 years, of whom 22 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.  

4.      Case 67560, a 64 year-old male Singaporean, has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 16 August 2021. He had developed a cough on 2 August, and was conveyed to Raffles Hospital on 3 August after suffering heart problems. He had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of End Stage Renal Failure, ischaemic cardiomyopathy, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia. 

5.      In total, 46 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.

Figure 4: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation
Fig4(18Aug21)

Figure 5: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Age Group
Fig5(18Aug21)

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 8.8%, while that for the fully vaccinated is 1.5%. 

Figure 6:
Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Vaccination Status & Severity of Condition[4]
Fig6(18Aug21)

Figure 7: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Vaccination Status
Fig7(18Aug21)


Locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

7.      There are 49 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection today. 23 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 7 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 19 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 53 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore today. 

Figure 8: Number of Local Unlinked Cases and Linked Cases by Already Quarantined/ Detected through Surveillance[5]  
Fig8(18Aug21)

Summary of trends for local cases

9.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 448 cases in the week before to 316 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 125 cases in the week before to 94 cases in the past week. The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 31.7 and 13.4 respectively.

Figure 9: 7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases[5]
Fig9(18Aug21)

Figure 10: Local Cases in the Last 14 Days by Age Group and Vaccination Status
Fig10(18Aug21)

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
Fig11(18Aug21)

Active clusters under monitoring


11.     There is 1 new cluster today, and 7 clusters have closed. There are currently 87 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 1,155 infections.

Figure 12: Number of Active Clusters
Fig12(18Aug21)

Figure 13: List of Active Clusters

Cluster

New Cases

Total[6]

Case 68431 (new cluster)

3

5

Westlite Juniper Dormitory

1

66

Sengkang Bus Interchange staff

1

20

My First Skool (54 Chin Swee Road)

1

38

Case 67278

2

7

Case 67343

1

41

Superland Pre-School (Kreta Ayer Community Centre)

1

16

43 Sungei Kadut Loop dormitory

0

14

Chee Song Frozen Foods

0

8

Case 67651

0

9

North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre

0

16

Bishan Bus Interchange staff

0

15

Kian Hiap Construction

0

17

SAFRA Tampines

0

17

Sin Ming 23 Coffee Shop

0

17

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

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 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

Institution S2 Selarang Park Complex

0

8

Case 65972

0

4

Case 67078

0

3

Seng Leong Steel (Ent) Pte Ltd

0

5

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. 


MINISTRY OF HEALTH
18 AUGUST 2021



[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.