The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 139 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Friday (Jul. 30).
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 64,861.
131 new local cases, 52 unlinked
There are 131 cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection, of which 28 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and one belongs to the KTV cluster.
64 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 15 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance.
52 are currently unlinked.
Among the cases is one senior above 70 years who is partially vaccinated and at risk of serious illness.
There are a total of eight imported cases today.
Two were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while six developed the illness during stay-home notice or isolation.
63 active clusters
There are 10 new clusters today.
In total, there are currently 63 active clusters, ranging between three and 999 infections per cluster.
As there have been no more cases linked to the 105 Henderson Crescent cluster for the past two incubation periods (i.e. 28 days), the cluster has been closed.
Decreasing trend in community cases
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 961 cases in the week before to 878 cases in the past week.
MOH warns that Singapore is likely to continue to see high number of cases in the coming days, as the government steps up efforts to detect them to contain their spread in the community.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 83 cases in the week before to 257 cases in the past week.
The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 88.7 and 36.7 respectively.
Condition of hospitalised cases
571 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.
There are currently 26 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and seven in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). Two among these 33 cases are fully vaccinated.
Of these, one requires oxygen supplementation, while one requires ICU care as they have underlying medical conditions.
23 seniors above 60 years, of whom 22 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.
There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected, MOH added.
Over the last 28 days, 43 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. 25 are unvaccinated, 16 are partially vaccinated, and two are fully vaccinated.
Progress of vaccination programme
As of July 29, the total number of doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered was 7,429,918, covering 4,290,278 individuals.
3,261,603 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 121,963 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 3,139,640 who received their second dose.
In addition, 99,919 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of July 29, 2021, covering 73,053 individuals.
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