111 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in S'pore, 33 unlinked

More details will be shared at night.

Matthias Ang | August 24, 2021, 06:20 PM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 116 cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore as of 12pm on Tuesday (Aug. 24).

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 66,692.

24 of the cases are linked to the North Coast Lodge cluster.

The testing operations at the dormitory have completed, and only 12 test results are pending. In all, more than 5,300 residents were swabbed over the past three days.

111 locally transmitted cases

111 of the 116 new cases are locally transmitted.

Apart from the 24 dormitory cases, 24 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine, and 30 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance.

33 cases are currently unlinked.

Amongst the cases are four seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness.

Five imported cases

There are five imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

Four were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while one developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

Further updates will be shared by MOH later this evening.

Daily case numbers in the past week

Aug. 18: 53

Aug. 19: 32

Aug. 20: 40

Aug. 21: 37

Aug. 22: 35

Aug. 23: 98

Aug. 24: 116

Top photo by Zhangxin Zheng