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23 Jul 2021

21st Jul 2021

      As of 21 July 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 179 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection of which 130 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and 8 belong to the KTV cluster. Of the 179 cases today, 80 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 69 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 30 are currently unlinked. Amongst the cases are 4 seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness. 

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

3.    In total, there are 181 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore today. There are currently 7 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 1 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Figure 1: Number of Community Unlinked Cases, and Linked Cases by Already Quarantined/ Detected through Surveillance, and Dormitory Resident Cases1
Figure01_21Jul

Figure 2: Community Unlinked and Linked Cases in the Last 14 Days, by Detection Method
Figure02_21Jul

Figure 3: Local Cases in the Last 14 Days by Age Group and Vaccination Status
Figure03_21Jul

Summary of trends for local cases

4.    Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 88 cases in the week before to 766 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 14 cases in the week before to 82 cases in the past week. The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 97.7 and 11.7 respectively.

Figure 4: 7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases2
Figure04_21Jul

Summary of trends for imported cases

5.    There are a total of 2 imported cases today. Both developed the illness during SHN or isolation. 

Figure 5: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/Detected during SHN or Isolation
Figure05_21Jul

Active clusters under monitoring

6.    There are 2 new clusters today. In total, there are currently 28 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 454 infections. 

Figure 6: Number of Active Clusters
Figure06_21Jul

Figure 7: List of Active Clusters

Cluster

New Cases

Total3

Case 65231 (new cluster)

3

4

Marina Bay Sands Casino (new cluster)

3

11

KTV lounges/clubs

8

215

Jurong Fishery Port/ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre*

130

454

Case 64697

0

48

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 64735

0

4

Case 64388

0

3

105 Henderson Crescent

0

21

Changi General Hospital

0

20

115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre

0

94

Case 64478

0

3

Case 64394

0

4

Case 64444

0

3

Case 64264

0

8

Case 64349

0

10

119 Bukit Merah View

0

8

Case 64359

0

6

Case 64135

0

4

ION Orchard

0

5

Case 64184

0

14

Case 64374

0

3

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

Closure of Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre and Whampoa Drive Market 

7.    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. We have detected 22 cases amongst individuals who worked in or visited Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre, and 12 cases at Whampoa Drive Market. To break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre (448 Clementi Avenue 3) and Whampoa Drive Market (92 Whampoa Drive) will be closed to all members of the public from 22 July to 5 August 2021. 

Community surveillance testing for visitors to selected markets & food centres

8.    To uncover any community infection cases, we will extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited the following premises between 7 July and 21 July:

  • Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre; and
  • Haig Road Market & Food Centre.

Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/mbs-mkt-testing for details on the testing operations.

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

9.    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 22 to 23 July 2021 at Residents’ Committee Centres in the vicinity of the following locations:

  • Whampoa Drive Market (92 Whampoa Drive); and
  • 726 West Coast Market (726 West Coast Road).
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.

Closure of Marina Bay Sands Casino

11.    MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection involving individuals who worked in or visited Marina Bay Sands Casino. To date, we have detected 11 cases linked to the cluster, and our epidemiological investigations have found that there is likely ongoing transmission at the Casino. To break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, Marina Bay Sands Casino will be closed to all members of the public from 22 July to 5 August 2021.

12.    To quickly uncover any community infection cases, we are conducting special testing operations for all staff of the Casino. We will also extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited Marina Bay Sands Casino between 7 July and 21 July 2021. Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/mbs-mkt-testing for details on the testing operations.

Ongoing transmission at KTV clubs/lounges


13.    MOH is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection amongst social hostesses who had frequented KTV lounges or clubs currently operating as F&B outlets, and their close social contacts. Our epidemiological investigations have found that there is likely ongoing transmission at Sakura Entertainment (517 Geylang Road).

14.    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. We also advise all visitors to markets and food centres to avoid crowds and to do your marketing during off-peak hours, or at supermarkets, and to strictly observe the safe management measures.

Condition of confirmed cases

15.    379 cases are currently warded in hospital.  Most are well and under observation. There are currently 7 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 1 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). None amongst these 8 cases is fully vaccinated. 2 seniors above 60 years, one completely unvaccinated, and one partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill. 

Figure 8: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation
Figure08_21Jul

Figure 9: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Age Group
Figure09_21Jul

16.    There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected. Over the last 28 days, 8 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. 6 are unvaccinated, 2 are partially vaccinated and none was fully vaccinated. 

Figure 10: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Vaccination Status & Severity of Condition4 
Figure10_21Jul

Figure 11: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Vaccination Status4
Figure11_21Jul

Progress of national vaccination programme

17.    As of 20 July 2021, we have administered a total of 6,837,539, doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme. The total number of doses administered was 6,837,539, covering 4,165,024 individuals. 2,792,667 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 120,152 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,672,515 who received their second dose. In addition, 70,504 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 20 July, covering 63,733 individuals. 

Figure 12: Progress of National Vaccination Programme
Figure12_21Jul

Figure 13: Percentage of Vaccinated Individuals who Received At Least First Dose by Age Group5
Figure13_21Jul

Figure 14: Percentage of Individuals who Completed Full Regimen6 of COVID-19 Vaccine by Age Group
Figure14_21Jul
18.    Please refer to MOH’s daily Situation Report (www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/situation-report) for details. 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
21 JULY 2021



1 Incorporates re-classifications of earlier reported cases.
2 Incorporates re-classifications of earlier reported cases.
Includes new cases added today.
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.
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.