Ukrainian man, 34, is 38th patient to die from Covid-19 complications in S'pore

He was a sea crew who arrived in Singapore on board a vessel on July 29.

Ashley Tan | August 03, 2021, 12:14 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 111 new cases of Covid-19 infection in Singapore as of 12pm on Monday (Aug. 2).

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore to 65,213.

38th death from Covid-19 complications

A 34 year-old male Ukraine national, an imported case, has passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection on Aug. 1.

He is the 38th person in Singapore to die from complications related to Covid-19.

He was a sea crew who arrived in Singapore on board a vessel on July 29.

He had developed a fever, cough and lethargy on July 25, and subsequently breathlessness on July 31.

He was conveyed from the vessel to Singapore General Hospital on Aug. 1, and was confirmed to have Covid-19 infection on the same day.

25 unlinked

There are 106 new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection.

Of these cases, 65 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine.

16 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 25 are currently unlinked.

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

In addition, there are five imported cases, who had 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.

93 active clusters

There are 10 new clusters today, bring the total to 93 active clusters, ranging between three and 1,072 infections.

Home’s Favourite Pte Ltd, a manufacturer of bread, cakes and confectionary, located at Jurong Food Hub, is among the new clusters announced.

Summary of trends for local cases

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 1,021 cases in the week before to 835 cases in the past week.

MOH said that Singapore is likely to continue to see high numbers of cases in the coming days as the government steps up efforts to detect them to contain their spread in the community.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 133 cases in the week before to 276 cases in the past week.

The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 79.9 and 39.4 respectively.

Condition of hospitalised cases

602 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.

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

Four of these 43 cases are fully vaccinated. Of these, three require oxygen supplementation while one requires ICU care as they have underlying medical conditions.

31 seniors above 60 years, of whom 28 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.

Over the last 28 days, 61 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away.

37 are unvaccinated, 20 are partially vaccinated and four are fully vaccinated.

Progress of vaccination programme

As of Aug. 1, 62 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated, and 77 per cent has received at least one dose.

A total of 7,638,279 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme, covering 4,313,182 individuals.

3,448,193 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen.

In addition, 107,730 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of Aug. 1, covering 74,935 individuals.

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