Singapore – There were 216 cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection reported on Friday (Sept 3) by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the highest daily number since the start of the pandemic.
MOH reported in its daily Covid-19 update that 56 cases are linked to previous ones and have already been placed on quarantine.
Another 51 are linked to previous cases and detected through surveillance.
Meanwhile, 109 cases are currently unlinked.
There were also three imported cases that were already placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from 484 cases in the week before to 1,020 cases in the past week.
The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 126 cases in the week before to 401 cases in the past week.
A new cluster, Changi General Hospital, was also reported, with a total of 14 confirmed cases.
To date, there are 59 active clusters in Singapore, ranging between three and 1,155 infections.
The number of cases warded in hospital has increased to 580, with 20 cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation. Five patients are in critical condition in the ICU, noted MOH.
“There is continuing evidence that almost all fully-vaccinated individuals do not suffer serious disease when infected, unless if they had underlying medical conditions that made them more susceptible,” said MOH.
As of Sept 2, 80 per cent of the population has completed inoculation against Covid-19, while 83 per cent has received at least one dose of the vaccine./TISG
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