Tuas dormitory & Clementi bus interchange staff 2 new S'pore Covid-19 clusters: MOH

The clusters have four and seven cases respectively.

Fasiha Nazren | August 27, 2021, 11:59 PM

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Two new clusters were identified on Aug. 27, while another four clusters have closed, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The new clusters are:

  • Tuas South Lodge (four cases in total)
  • Clementi Bus Interchange staff (seven cases in total)

There are currently 66 active 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 281 cases in the week before to 484 cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 81 cases in the week before to 133 cases in the past week.

The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 50.1 and 19.0 respectively.

Condition of hospitalised cases

369 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 13 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and six in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Of those who have fallen very ill, 15 are seniors above 60 years, of whom 11 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 9.2 per cent, while that for the fully vaccinated is 1.3 per cent.

79 per cent of population completed full regimen of Covid-19 vaccine

As of Aug. 26, a total of 8,647,565 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna).

This covers 4,494,681 individuals, with 4,278,869 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.

In addition, 163,009 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of August 26, 2021, covering 85,390 individuals.

In total, 79 per cent of Singapore's population have completed their full regimen or received two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, and 83 per cent have received at least one dose.

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