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121 new cases of COVID-19 infection in S’pore; 113 locally transmitted cases, 38 unlinked – The Online Citizen Asia

As of Sunday noon (1 Aug), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 121 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

This brings the total number of infection cases to 65,102.

Of the 113 local cases, seventy infections were linked to previous cases and had been placed in quarantine. Another five were linked infections were detected through surveillance testing.

38 are currently unlinked.

Among the new cases, seven people above the age of 70 are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and at risk of serious illness, said MOH.

There were also eight imported cases, who were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival. One infection was detected upon arrival while seven 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, 604 cases are currently warded in hospital. Most are well and under observation.

There are currently 33 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and seven in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Of these, two require oxygen supplementation while one 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 30 July 2021, 59% of the 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.

“In total, we have administered a total of 7,504,554 doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme, covering 4,299,667 individuals, with 3,327,272 individuals having completed the full vaccination regimen.”, said MOH.

“In addition, 102,840 doses of Sinovac vaccines have been administered as of 30 July 2021, covering 73,793 individuals.”

There were 8 new clusters announced yesterday. In total, there are currently 71 active clusters, ranging between 3 and 1,027 infections.


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