46 of 117 new local COVID-19 cases linked to Jurong Fishery Port cluster

·Editorial Team
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People wearing masks aboard a tourist boat travelling along the Singapore River on 18 July. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
People wearing masks aboard a tourist boat travelling along the Singapore River on 18 July. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health on Sunday (25 July) reported the detection of 125 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 64,179.

There are 117 new locally transmitted infections in the community, of which 46 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and five are linked to the KTV cluster, said MOH in a news release. The latest figures take the case counts for the two clusters to 787 and 237, respectively.

Of the new local cases, 43 are linked to past cases and have already been quarantined, while 36 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. Another 38 cases are unlinked.

There are also two infections among seniors above the age of 70. who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness. 

Also detected were eight imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon their arrival in Singapore. Four was detected upon arrival, while the other four developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

In its nightly update on Saturday, MOH said that an 83-year-old Singaporean woman had died of COVID-19 infection. The woman, who was unvaccinated and had a history of hypertension and high cholesterol, was linked to the 121 Bukit Merah View cluster, which has 94 cases to date.

To date, 37 people in Singapore have died of COVID-19 from the coronavirus.

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