As of Thursday noon (1 Jul), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 10 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 62,589.

There are four new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. Three are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. One is linked to previous cases and was detected through surveillance.

There are no unlinked cases today.

In addition, there are six new imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. One was detected upon arrival in Singapore, while five developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

The Ministry will share further updates in its press release tonight.

Condition of confirmed cases & progress of national vaccination programme

According to last night’s press release, 133 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.

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

“As of 29 June 2021, we have administered a total of 5,419,555 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme,” said MOH.

“The total number of doses administered was 5,419,555, covering 3,316,337 individuals. 2,103,218 individuals have received their second dose and completed the full vaccination regimen.”

MOH to stop providing details of COVID-19 community cases

As Singapore moves towards a new phase of battling the pandemic, the MOH said in a statement on 29 June that it will no longer disclose details of each new COVID-19 case detected in the community.

“Besides daily numbers, we will include information on the key trends of the local situation, clusters we are monitoring, progress of vaccination and the number of people who suffered a severe form of the disease,” said the Ministry.

According to the MOH, this decision was made by the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force, with a “strong focus on preventing the virus from spreading, vaccinating our population and starting the process to transit to a new normal”.

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