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20 Jul 2021

20th Jul 2021

1.     As of 20 July 2021, 12pm, Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 182 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection of which 142 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and 14 belong to the KTV cluster. Of the 182 cases today, 81 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 75 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 26 are currently unlinked. Amongst the cases are 2 seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness.

2.     There are 13 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 6 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 7 developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

3.     In total, there are 195 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[1]

Figure 1

 

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

Figure 2

 

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

Figure 3

Summary of trends for local cases

4.     Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 37 cases in the week before to 643 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 10 cases in the week before to 68 cases in the past week. The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 82.1 and 9.7 respectively.

Figure 4: 7 Day Moving Average Number of Community Unlinked and Linked Cases[2]

Figure 4

Summary of trends for imported cases

5.     There are a total of 13 imported cases today. 6 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 7 developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

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

Figure 5

Active clusters under monitoring

6.     There are currently 26 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 321 infections. MOH has been monitoring existing clusters for any further transmission. As there have been no more cases linked to the Case 64233 and 90 Redhill Close clusters for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the clusters have now been closed.

Figure 6: Number of Active Clusters

Figure 6

Figure 7: List of Active Clusters

Cluster

New Cases

Total[3]

KTV lounges/clubs

14

207

Jurong Fishery Port/ Hong Lim Market & Food Centre*

142

321

Case 64697

4

48

Case 64599

1

6

Case 64752

1

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 Haig Road Market & Food Centre and Chong Pang 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 25 cases amongst individuals who worked in or visited Haig Road Market & Food Centre, and 10 cases at Chong Pang Market. To break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, Haig Road Market & Food Centre and Chong Pang Market will be closed to all members of the public from 21 July to 4 August 2021.

8.     We have earlier announced that Chong Boon Market & Food Centre has been closed to all members of the public from 18 July to 1 August 2021. All individuals who work in the market and food centre have earlier been placed on quarantine, and tested during quarantine. To uncover any community infection cases, we will also extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited Chong Boon Market & Food Centre between 3 July and 17 July 2021. Please refer to https://go.gov.sg/cbmfc-testing for details on the testing operations.

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 Club MX (401 MacPherson Rd).

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.     332 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 8: Number of Active Cases in ICU or Requiring Oxygen Supplementation

Figure 8

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

Figure 9

12.     There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected. Over the last 28 days, 10 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. 7 are unvaccinated, 3 are partially vaccinated and none was fully vaccinated.

Figure 10: Local Cases in the Last 28 Days by Vaccination Status & Severity of Condition[4]

Figure 10

 

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

Figure 11

Progress of national vaccination programme

13.     As of 19 July 2021, we have administered a total of 6,837,200, doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme. The total number of doses administered was 6,837,200, covering 4,164,922 individuals. 2,792,430 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 120,152 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,672,278 who received their second dose. In addition, 69,095 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 19 July, covering 63,194 individuals.

Figure 12: Progress of National Vaccination Programme

Figure 12

Figure 13: Percentage of Vaccinated Individuals who Received At Least First Dose by Age Group[5]

Figure 13

Figure 14: Percentage of Individuals who Completed Full Regimen[6] of COVID-19 Vaccine by Age Group

Figure 14

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

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

20 JULY 2021



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

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

[3] 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.

[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.