As of Saturday noon (31 July), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 139 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 64,981.
There are 117 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 26 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and one belongs to the KTV cluster.
Of the 117 cases today, 67 infections were linked to previous cases and had been placed on quarantine. Another eight linked infections were detected through surveillance testing.
42 are currently unlinked.
Among the new cases, seven were people above the age of 70 who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and at risk of serious illness, said MOH.
There were also three imported cases, who were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival. One infection was detected upon arrival while two developed the illness during the stay-home notice or isolation period.
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, 571 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.
There are currently 26 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and seven in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Of these, 1 requires oxygen supplementation while 1 requires ICU care as they have underlying medical conditions.
23 seniors above 60 years, of whom 22 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.
“As of 29 July 2021, we have administered a total of 7,429,918 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme.” said MOH.
“The total number of doses administered was 7,429,918, covering 4,290,278 individuals. 3,261,603 individuals have completed the full vaccination regimen, consisting of 121,963 recovered persons who received at least one dose and 3,139,640 who received their second dose.”
“In addition, 99,919 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 29 July 2021, covering 73,053 individuals.”