As of Friday noon (16 July), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 61 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 62,913.
There are 53 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 32 belong to the KTV cluster.
Of the 53 cases today, 24 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 20 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance.
Nine are currently unlinked.
In addition, there are eight new imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Two were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while four 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, 180 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.
There are currently seven cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and one in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
“As of 14 July 2021, we have administered a total of 6,504,568 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme,” said MOH.
“The total number of doses administered was 6,504,568, covering 4,075,822 individuals. 2,480,287 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 51,541 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,428,746 who received their second dose.”