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No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 6 imported infections

This is the lowest overall number of total daily cases reported in Singapore since Jun 9 when four infections were identified.

No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 6 imported infections

Airport workers in Zone 1 wearing full personal protective equipment at Changi Airport Terminal 3, June 7, 2021. (Photo: Changi Airport Group)

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Saturday (Jul 10). 

This is the first time that there are no new locally transmitted cases in the country since Apr 25, when no COVID-19 cases were identified in the community or migrant workers' dormitories.  

There were six imported cases who were placed on stay-home notice or isolated upon arrival, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary daily update.

Three of the imported cases were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while the other three developed the illness during stay-home notice or isolation.

This is the lowest overall number of total daily cases reported in Singapore since Jun 9 when four infections were identified.

MOH said the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 37 cases in the week before to 17 cases in the past week. 

The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from one case in the week before to nine cases in the past week. 

There are currently 22 active clusters, ranging between three and 94 infections. 

Number of community unlinked cases, and linked cases by already quarantined/detected through surveillance, and dormitory resident cases. (Image: Ministry of Health)

MOH said 76 cases are currently warded in hospital with most of them well and under observation.

There are seven cases of serious illness requiring oxygen supplementation, and two in critical condition in the intensive care unit. 

"There is continuing evidence that vaccination helps to prevent serious disease when one gets infected. Over the last 28 days, 24 local cases required oxygen supplementation, were admitted to ICU or passed away. 

"Twenty are unvaccinated, four are partially vaccinated and none was fully vaccinated," said the Health Ministry.

In a separate statement, MOH said it concluded community surveillance testing for staff and cleaners working in Harbourfront Centre and Vivocity on Jul 2.

A total of 6,364 staff members and cleaners were tested and found to be negative for COVID-19 infection.

Surveillance testing for Velocity@Novena cleaning staff members concluded on Jun 30. A total of 39 employees were tested and all were found to be negative for COVID-19 infection. 

READ: Tightened COVID-19 border measures for travellers, transfers from Indonesia: MOH





From Monday, up to five in a group will be allowed to dine out together. Social gatherings at the workplace can also resume – subject to the five-person limit – but working from home will remain as the default, said the Health Ministry on Jul 7.

As of Saturday, Singapore has reported a total of 62,684 COVID-19 cases and 36 fatalities from the disease.

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Source: CNA/dv/zl

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