Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 24 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 61,145.
Nine of them are local infections in the community, of whom eight are linked to previous cases.
Among them, four are linked to a fully-vaccinated nurse at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and were detected from the proactive testing of patients and staff at the hospital. The cluster, one of eight active COVID-19 clusters in Singapore, now has 13 cases linked to it.
This comes a day after the MOH confirmed 16 new community cases, the highest daily count of such cases since 24 community infections were reported on July 11 last year.
Among them, 15 are linked to previous infections – eight to the TTSH nurse and seven to an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer – and form two new clusters. Two of the 16 community cases were fully vaccinated.
The ministry also added 29 new places to a list of public venues visited by COVID-19 community cases while infectious, including City Harvest Church and the TTSH's Healthy Kopitiam.
Most of the 110 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while none is in the intensive care unit. A total of 243 patients – with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive – are isolated and cared for at community facilities.