111 new cases of COVID-19 infection in S’pore; 106 locally transmitted cases, 25 unlinked

111 new cases of COVID-19 infection in S’pore; 106 locally transmitted cases, 25 unlinked

As of Monday noon (2 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 111 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 65,213.

There are 106 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 65 are linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine.

16 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 25 are currently unlinked.

Amongst the cases are seven seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and are at risk of serious illness, said MOH.

In addition, there are five new imported cases, who have been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Three were detected upon arrival, while two developed the illness during SHN 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, 590 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.

There are currently 35 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and eight in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). Four amongst these 43 cases is fully vaccinated. Of these, three require oxygen supplementation while one requires ICU care as they have underlying medical conditions.

29 seniors above 60 years, of whom 26 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill.

“As of 31 July 2021, 61% of our population has completed their full regimen/received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme, and 77% has received at least one dose,” said MOH.

“In total, we have administered a total of 7,576,612 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme, covering 4,307,602 individuals, with 3,391,799 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.

“In addition, 104,061 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 31 July 2021, covering 74,121 individuals.”

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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