2 new Covid-19 cases linked to 115 Bukit Merah View Market, cluster grows to 93

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 10 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore on Thursday (July 1).

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 62,589.

Four new locally-transmitted cases

There are four new cases of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection, three of whom are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine.

The fourth case, which is also linked, was detected through surveillance.

There are no unlinked cases today.

There are six imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore.

One was detected upon arrival in Singapore, while five developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

Decrease in community cases

The number of new cases in the community has decreased from 92 cases in the week before, to 58 cases in the past week.

The number of unlinked cases in the community has decreased from 18 cases in the week before, to eight cases in the past week.

The seven-day moving average number of all linked community cases and all unlinked community cases are 7.1 and 1.1 respectively.

29 active clusters

There are currently 29 active clusters, ranging from three to 93 infections.

The four new cases of locally transmitted cases are linked to the following clusters:

Two new cases in the 105 Henderson Crescent cluster

Two new cases in the 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre cluster

Progress of vaccination programme

As of June 30, MOH have administered a total of 5,485,548 doses of Covid-19 vaccines under the national vaccination programme.

The total number of doses administered was 5,485,548, covering 3,376,297 individuals.

2,109,251 individuals have received their second dose and completed the full vaccination regimen.

Change in format of Covid-19 updates

As Singapore moves to a new phase of combating the pandemic, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce is changing the format of daily Covid-19 press releases. Details of new cases and locations visited by infectious Covid-19 patients will no longer be included.

Besides the daily number of new cases, the report will include information on the key trends of the Covid-19 situation in Singapore, the clusters that are under monitoring, progress of vaccination and the number of people who suffered severe form of the disease.

According to the health ministry, the new format will have a “strong focus on preventing the virus from spreading, vaccinating our population, and commencing the transition to a new normal”.

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