The Ministry of Health (MOH) is investigating cases of Covid-19 infection amongst individuals who work in or visited ComfortDelGro Driving Centre, and social hostesses who had frequented KTV lounges or clubs currently operating as F&B outlets, as well as their close social contacts.
Likely ongoing transmission in two KTV lounges in Parklane Shopping Mall
MOH has found that there is likely ongoing transmission at the following premises at Parklane Shopping Mall:
- Las Vegas KTV (35 Selegie Road);
- Tuberose KTV (35 Selegie Road).
To break any potential chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning, these premises will be closed to all members of the public from July 16 to July 30, 2021.
In addition, MOH will extend free Covid-19 testing to members of the public who had visited the aforementioned premises between June 29 and July 15 or similar KTV lounges or clubs operating as F&B outlets.
The free testing is also open to members of the public who have interacted with social hostesses of any nationality in any setting between June 29 and July 15, 2021.
Click here for more information on testing operations of the KTV clusters.
Previously, nine other KTV lounges have been closed since July 13 due to likely ongoing transmission.
Health Minister Ong Ye Kung urged those who had interacted with any staff or patrons at any KTV lounges to step forward for free Covid-19 testing.
To make an appointment for a Covid-19 test, click here.
6 cases linked to ComfortDelGro Driving Centre cluster
Six cases have been found to be linked to the cluster so far.
To break the chain of transmission and enable deep cleaning of the premises, ComfortDelGro Driving Centre has been closed to all members of the public from July 15 to July 29, 2021.
To quickly uncover any community infection cases, MOH will be conducting special testing operations for all staff of ComfortDelGro Driving Centre.
They will also extend free COVID-19 testing to members of the public who had visited the driving centre between July 6 and July 15, 2021.
All visitors to ComfortDelGro Driving Centre, as well as Las Vegas KTV and Tuberose KTV and similar settings, and those who had interacted with social hostesses of any nationality, 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.
42 new locally-transmitted cases
According to the night update, MOH confirmed a total of 42 new locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, July 15, of which 34 belong to the KTV cluster.
Of the 42 cases, 17 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine.
21 are linked to previous cases, and were detected through surveillance, while four are currently unlinked.
There are also six imported cases, who were already placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.
Four were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while two developed the illness during SHN or isolation.
In total, there are 48 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore today.
The total number of cases so far stand at 62,852.
Increase in community cases
The number of new cases in the community has increased from 23 cases in the week before to 127 cases in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from nine cases in the week before to 16 cases in the past week.
The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 15.9 and 2.3 respectively.
34 new cases in KTV cluster
There are currently 25 active clusters, with a range of three to 94 infections in total for each cluster.
34 new cases have been added to the KTV lounge/clubs cluster.
There are three new cases in the Case 64697 cluster and one new case in the Case 64752 cluster.
Progress of vaccination programme
As of July 15, MOH has administered a total of 6,504,568 doses of Covid-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme.
These doses cover 4,075,822 individuals.
2,480,287 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 51,541 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,428,746 who received their second dose.
MOH continues to observe evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected.
Over the last 28 days, 17 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away.
13 are unvaccinated, four are partially vaccinated and none was fully vaccinated.
180 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.
There are currently seven cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and one in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
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