As of Saturday noon (4 Sep), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed an additional 259 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
This brings the total number of infection cases to 68,469.
There are 253 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 84 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine.
53 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance.
116 are currently unlinked.
Amongst the cases are two seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated/ partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness.
In addition, there are six imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. Four were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while two developed the illness during SHN or isolation.
Condition of confirmed cases & progress of national vaccination programme
Currently there are 608 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 22 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and 5 in critical condition in the ICU.
Of those who have fallen very ill, 22 are seniors above 60 years, of whom 12 are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
As of 3 September 2021, MOH has administered a total of 8,765,482 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme (Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna), covering 4,527,338 individuals, with 4,357,467 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.
In addition, 170,144 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of 3 September 2021, covering 86,019 individuals.” added the ministry.
“In total, 81% of our population has completed their full regimen/ received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 83% has received at least one dose.”
There are three new clusters announced. They are Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard,Radiance Student Care Centre and Orient Goldsmiths & Jewellers staff.
There are a total of 62 active clusters in Singapore.
MOH stopped 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”.