1 new cluster identified, overall number of community cases decreasing

Number of community cases decreased from 377 cases in the week before to 260 cases in the past week.

Faris Alfiq | August 21, 2021, 10:53 PM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 37 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore as of 12pm on Saturday (August 21).

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore to 66,443.

32 locally-transmitted cases

There are 32 new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection.

11 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine.

Five are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance.

16 are currently unlinked.

Among the cases, there is one senior above 70 years old who is unvaccinated and 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.

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

76 active clusters

One new cluster has been identified in today's update.

Two clusters have closed.

There are currently 76 active clusters, ranging between three and 1,155 infections.

Overall number of community cases decreasing

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 377 cases in the week before to 260 cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 98 cases in the week before to 87 cases in the past week.

The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 24.7 and 12.4 respectively.

Condition of hospitalised cases

364 cases are currently warded in hospital.

There are currently 22 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and seven in critical condition in the ICU.

Of those who have fallen very ill, 23 are seniors above 60 years, of whom 18 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

According to MOH, there is continuing evidence that almost all fully-vaccinated individuals do not suffer serious disease when infected, unless they had underlying medical conditions that made them more susceptible.

Over the last 28 days, the percentage of unvaccinated who became severely ill or died is 8.8 per cent, while that for the fully vaccinated is 1.7 per cent.

Progress of vaccination programme

As of August 20, a total of 8,553,434 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna).

This covers 4,467,533 individuals, with 4,218,703 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.

In addition, 156,114 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of August 20, covering 84,345 individuals.

In total, 78 per cent of Singapore's population have completed their full regimen/received two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, and 82 per cent has received at least one dose.

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