139 new COVID cases in Singapore; Jurong Fishery Port cluster close to 1,000 infections

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SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday (30 July) reported 139 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 64,861.

There are 131 new locally transmitted infections, of whom 28 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster while one is linked to the KTV cluster. The two clusters are now linked to 999 and 250 cases, respectively. Fifty-two local cases are unlinked. 

Among the cases is a senior above the age of 70 who is partially vaccinated, and is at risk of serious illness. The ministry did not provide a breakdown of how many local cases are dormitory residents or in the community.

Also detected were eight imported infections, of whom two were detected upon arrival here, while the remaining six developed the illness during their stay-home notice or isolation period.

Ten new clusters were also identified on Friday. The cluster at 105 Henderson Crescent cluster – linked to 22 cases – was announced to be closed while a "Case 65999" cluster, linked to three infections, was added to the list but was not identified as new. This brings the total number of active clusters in Singapore to 63.  

Nine of the new clusters are named after case numbers of COVID-19 patients, while one is linked to healthcare services group Zuellig Pharma. The MOH did not offer details on the cases the nine clusters are named after. Altogether, the 10 clusters are linked to 41 cases.

Separately, eight new cases have been added to the cluster at Samy’s Curry Restaurant, now linked to 49 cases, while two new cases have been added to the cluster at Marina Bay Sands Casino, bringing the total to 54.

One new case was also added to the Punggol Primary School cluster, now linked to 12 cases.

The MOH said that the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 961 in the week before to 878 in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 83 in the week before to 257 in the past week. 

It added that the seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 88.7 and 36.7 respectively.

26 require oxygen supplementation; 7 in ICU

A total of 62,679 cases in Singapore, or over 99 per cent of the overall total, have fully recovered from their infection and have been discharged from the hospital.

As of Friday, 571 cases are currently warded, most of whom are well and under observation.

There are currently 26 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation and seven in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). 

Two among the 33 cases are fully vaccinated – one requires oxygen supplementation while the other requires ICU care as they have underlying medical conditions, said the MOH.

Among them are also 23 seniors above the age of 60, of whom 22 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill, it added.

Apart from the 37 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

Over the last 28 days, 43 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to the ICU, or died. Of them, 25 are unvaccinated, 16 are partially vaccinated and two are fully vaccinated.

As of Thursday, 7.43 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme. Some 4.29 million have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Of some 3.26 million who have completed the full vaccination regimen, 121,963 are individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least one dose while the remaining are those who have received two doses.

The MOH guidelines state that recovered individuals – who are likely to have a strong immune response against COVID-19 within the first six months after their infection – are recommended to receive a single dose of vaccine to further boost their immunity against the disease.

Those who have received the Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine locally are not included in Singapore's national vaccination numbers. As of Thursday, 99,919 doses of the China-made vaccine have been administered to 73,053 individuals.

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