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Singapore reports 32 new COVID cases

The Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore, bringing the country's total to 66,366 infections.

About 8.51 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme.
About 8.51 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@parrysingh

Of them, 29 are locally transmitted – the lowest daily count of such cases in over a month – including 13 unlinked infections. The ministry did not provide a breakdown of how many of them are in the community or are dormitory residents.

The remaining three cases are imported, of whom one was detected upon their arrival in Singapore, while two developed the illness during the stay-home notice or isolation period.

Two new clusters were announced, while five have closed, bringing the total number of active COVID-19 clusters here to 84. 

The new "Case 67220" cluster is linked to 32 infections, all of whom are new infections. The ministry did not provide any details on the case as well as its linked infections.

The other new cluster is linked to a Giant outlet at Block 683 Hougang Avenue 8, which has seven cases, all of whom are also new.

The MOH noted that the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 412 in the week before to 290 in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also decreased from 112 in the week before to 80 in the past week. 

About 8.51 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered under the national vaccination programme. Some 4.45 million have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with some 4.19 million having completed the full vaccination regimen.

Separately, 153,913 doses of other vaccines recognised in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) have been administered as of Wednesday, covering 84,219 individuals.

This means that 77 per cent of the population have completed their full regimen, or received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 82 per cent have received at least one dose.

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