As of Thursday noon (22 July), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 170 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 63,791.
There are 162 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 87 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and five belong to the KTV cluster.
Of the 162 cases today, 59 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 51 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance.
52 are currently unlinked.
“Amongst the cases are 6 seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness,” said MOH.
In addition, there are eight imported cases, who had been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Five were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while three 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, 379 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). None amongst these eight cases is fully vaccinated.
Two seniors above 60 years – one completely unvaccinated, and one partially vaccinated – have fallen very ill.
“As of 20 July 2021, we have administered a total of 6,837,539, doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme,” said MOH.
“The total number of doses administered was 6,837,539, covering 4,165,024 individuals. 2,792,667 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 120,152 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 2,672,515 who received their second dose.
“In addition, 70,504 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 20 July, covering 63,733 individuals.”