156 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in S'pore, 79 unlinked

Further updates to be given tonight.

Alfie Kwa | August 31, 2021, 06:05 PM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 161 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore as of 12pm on Tuesday (Aug. 31).

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore to 67,620.

156 locally transmitted cases, 79 unlinked

There are 156 new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection.

Of these cases, there are 48 linked cases and have already been placed on quarantine, while 29 were detected through surveillance.

79 are currently unlinked.

According to MOH, among the cases are two seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated and at risk of serious illness.

Five imported cases

In addition, there are five imported cases, who had already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

Among these cases, three were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while the other two developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

Further updates will be shared by MOH tonight.

Daily case numbers in the past week:

Aug. 25: 120

Aug. 26: 116

Aug. 27: 122

Aug. 28: 121

Aug. 29: 133

Aug. 30: 155

Aug 31: 161

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