As of Monday noon (19 July), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 172 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 63,245.
There are 163 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 106 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and 19 belong to the KTV cluster.
Of the 163 cases today, 66 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 71 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance.
26 are currently unlinked.
“Amongst the cases is 1 senior above 70 years who is unvaccinated, and is at risk of serious illness,” said MOH.
In addition, there are nine new imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Four were 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, 243 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.
There are currently five cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and one in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). None amongst these six cases is fully vaccinated.
“As of 17 July 2021, we have administered a total of 6,726,540, doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme,” said MOH.
“The total number of doses administered was 6,726,540, covering 4,136,551 individuals. 2,676,171 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 86,182 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,589,989 who received their second dose.”