3 new Covid-19 clusters in S'pore, including SAFRA Tampines & My First Skool at Chin Swee Road

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Syahindah Ishak | August 12, 2021, 10:46 PM

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 59 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Thursday (Aug. 12).

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 66,012.

All of the cases are locally transmitted.

Of these, 26 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine.

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

19 are currently unlinked.

Drop in number of new community cases

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 723 cases in the week before to 412 cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 215 cases in the week before to 117 cases in the past week.

The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 42.1 and 16.7 respectively.

Condition of hospitalised cases

470 cases are currently warded in hospital.

There are currently 36 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and nine in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Five amongst these 45 cases are fully vaccinated.

Of those who have fallen very ill, 37 are seniors above 60 years, of whom 32 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 if 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 9.3 per cent, while that for the fully vaccinated is 0.9 per cent.

Three new clusters

There are three new clusters today, including one at SAFRA Tampines with a total of nine cases, and My First Skool at 54 Chin Swee Road with a total of six cases.

SAFRA stated in a statement that it was informed by MOH that six individuals who were at SAFRA Tampines from Aug. 6 to Aug. 10 have tested positive for Covid-19.

All identified close contacts have been quarantined.

SAFRA added:

"As a precautionary measure, areas where the affected individuals have visited were immediately disinfected according to the National Environment Agency’s guidelines."

There are currently 119 active clusters, ranging between three and 1,151 infections.

Progress of national vaccination programme

As of Aug. 11, a total of 8,241,298 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme, covering 4,393,708 individuals, with 3,974,953 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.

In addition, 141,405 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of Aug. 11, 2021, covering 82,881 individuals.

In total, 73 per cent of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, and 81 per cent has received at least one dose.

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