As of Saturday noon (7 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 81 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 65,686.
There are 75 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 50 are linked to previous cases and have already been placed on quarantine.
Nine are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 16 are currently unlinked.
Amongst the cases are three seniors above 70 years who is partially vaccinated and is at risk of serious illness, said MOH.
In addition, there are six imported cases, who have already 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, 546 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.
There are currently 38 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and eight in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU). Six amongst these 45 cases are fully vaccinated. Of these, five require oxygen supplementation while one require ICU care as they have underlying medical conditions.
35 seniors above 60 years, of whom 30 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have fallen very ill, said MOH.
“As of 5 August 2021, 67% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme, and 78% has received at least one dose.” said MOH.
“In total, we have administered a total of 7,897,570 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme, covering 4,344,183 individuals, with 3,677,788 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.
“In addition, 120,665 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 5 August 2021, covering 79,297 individuals.”