Singapore detects 133 new COVID-19 infections; 34 unlinked

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People seen outside the Marina Bay Sands Singapore on 27 August 2021. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)
People seen outside the Marina Bay Sands Singapore on 27 August 2021. (PHOTO: Dhany Osman / Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (29 August) reported the detection of 133 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 67,304.

Of the new cases, 124 are local infections, 21 of which are linked to the Bugis Junction cluster. This takes the total number of cases in the cluster to 187.

Among the remaining local transmissions, 37 are linked to past cases and had already been quarantined while 32 cases are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance.

There are 34 unliked cases.

Also reported were nine imported cases, all of whom have been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated since their arrival in Singapore. Three cases were detected upon arrival here while six developed symptoms during SHN or isolation. 

Serious cases and ICU cases

Some 414 cases are currently warded in hospital. There are currently 14 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and six in critical condition in the ICU. 

Of those who have fallen very ill, 14 are seniors above 60 years, of whom nine are completely unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 240 in the week before to 634 in the past week. 

The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 86 in the week before to 152 in the past week. 

The 7-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 68.9 and 21.7 respectively.

Active and new clusters

There are two new clusters - Boon Lay Bus Interchange staff and 119 Neythal Road dormitory.

With one cluster has closed, there are currently 67 active clusters, ranging between three and 1,155 infections.

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