2 new Covid-19 clusters identified in S'pore

The full update.

Alfie Kwa | August 31, 2021, 11:06 PM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 156 cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection on Tuesday (Aug. 31), as well as five imported cases.

In total, there are 161 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore today.

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

Two active clusters

Two new clusters were identified today. They were linked to Case 69739 and Case 69690.

There are currently 70 clusters, ranging between three and 1,155 infections.

Overall increase in community cases

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 290 cases in the week before to 771 cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 105 cases in the week before to 198 cases in the past week.

The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 81.9 and 28.3 respectively.

Condition of hospitalised cases

463 cases are currently warded in hospital.

There are currently 19 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and five in critical condition in the ICU.

Of those who have fallen very ill, 15 are seniors above 60 years, of whom eight are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Vaccination update

As of Aug. 30, MOH has administered a total of 8,708,760 doses of Covid-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,511,747 individuals, with 4,319,031 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.

In addition, 167,242 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of Aug. 30, covering 85,688 individuals.

In total, 80 per cent of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, and 83 per cent has received at least one dose.

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