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19 Jul 2021

18th Jul 2021

1.     As of 18 July 2021, 12pm, Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 88 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 25 belong to the KTV cluster and 42 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster. Of the 88 cases today, 30 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 48 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 10 are currently unlinked.[1] Amongst the cases are 4 seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated, 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. 1 was detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 3 developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

3.     In total, there are 92 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore today. There are currently 5 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 Cases[2]

Figure 1

Summary of trends for local cases

4.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 17 cases in the week before to 325 cases in the past week. We are likely to see rising 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 8 cases in the week before to 31 cases in the past week. The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 42.0 and 4.4 respectively.

Figure 2: 7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases[3]

Figure 2

Summary of trends for imported cases

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

 

Figure 3: Number of Imported Cases by Detected Upon Arrival/Detected during SHN or Isolation

Figure 3

Active clusters under monitoring

6.     There are currently 29 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 173 infections.


Figure 4: Number of Active Clusters

Figure 4

Figure 5: List of Active Clusters

Cluster

New Cases

Total[4]

KTV lounges/clubs

25

173

Jurong Fishery Port/ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

42

63

Case 64697

8

37

PSC Express Pte Ltd

1

4

Case 64782

0

3

Case 64850

0

3

Khoi Grill & Hotpot

0

8

Case 64752

0

6

Case 64642

0

3

Case 64735

0

4

Case 64599

0

5

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

90 Redhill Close

0

4

Case 64233

0

3

121 Bukit Merah View

0

5


Additional cases linked to Jurong Fishery Port cluster

7.     MOH is investigating COVID-19 cases 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. There are currently clusters detected at Hong Lim Market & Food Centre and Chong Boon Market & Food Centre. On 17 July, MOH also announced cases detected amongst fishmongers working at Amoy Street Food Centre, 527 Ang Mo Kio Market, Chong Pang Market & Food Centre, Bukit Timah Wet Market, Geylang Bahru Market, Geylang Serai Malay Market, Redhill Market, Taman Jurong Market, Telok Blangah Crescent Block 11, 726 West Coast Wet Market and Whampoa Wet Market. Today, we have detected additional cases amongst fishmongers working at Haig Road Market and Cooked Food Centre, Jurong Central Plaza and Shunfu Mart.

8.     We are closely monitoring the situation and taking action to quickly contain and manage the cases, including contact tracing, quarantine and aggressive testing. To better enable contact tracing to ringfence cases, from 19 July, the National Environment Agency and Town Councils will be progressively implementing access control with interim fencing and mandatory SafeEntry check-in at markets where COVID-19 cases have been detected amongst stallholders or stall assistants.

Ongoing transmission at KTV clubs/lounges

9.     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 the following KTV lounges/clubs:

  • Maze Club (2 Aliwal Street);
  • China Doll (1 Sophia Road);
  • Club Myth (1 Coleman Street); and
  • Martell W Ktv Chivas (6 Foch Road).

     

10.     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

11.     243 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation. There are currently 5 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 1 in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). None amongst these 6 cases is fully vaccinated. 

Figure 6: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation

Figure 6

Figure 7: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Age Group

 Figure 7

12.     There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected. Over the last 28 days, 11 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. 7 are unvaccinated, 4 are partially vaccinated and none was fully vaccinated. 

Figure 8: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Vaccination Status and Severity of Condition[5]


Figure 8

Figure 9: Deaths and Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation, by Vaccination Status5

Figure 9

Progress of national vaccination programme

13.     As of 17 July 2021, we have administered a total of 6,726,540, doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme. The total number of doses administered was 6,726,540, covering 4,136,551 individuals. 2,676,171 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 86,182 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,589,989 who received their second dose.

Figure 10: Progress of National Vaccination Programme

Figure 10

Figure 11: Percentage of Vaccinated Individuals who Received At Least First Dose by Age Group[6]

Figure 11

Figure 12: Percentage of Individuals who Completed Full Regimen[7] of COVID-19 Vaccine by Age Group

Figure 12

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

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

18 JULY 2021



[1] This is updated from the afternoon press release as 7 more cases have been linked to previous cases following epidemiological investigations.

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

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

[4] Includes new cases added today.

[5] 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.

[6] Based on National Immunisation Registry data.

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