Singapore

162 new cases of Covid-19 local transmission in S’pore, including 87 linked to the Jurong fishing port and 5 to KTV clusters

SINGAPORE – On Thursday, July 22, 162 new cases of locally transmitted coronavirus were reported, including 87 cases connected to a growing group linked to Jurong fishing port.

This brings the total number of cases in the Jurong Fishery Port cluster to 541.

There were also five new cases related to the KTV cluster, which has a total of 220 cases.

Of the 162 cases transmitted locally, 59 were linked to previous cases and had already been quarantined.

There were 51 more related cases detected through surveillance, as well as 52 new unrelated cases, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said.

Among the cases, there are six people over the age of 70 who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated and at risk of serious illness.

There were also eight imported cases that were placed on the stay-at-home (SHN) notice or isolated upon arrival in Singapore, the Ministry of Health added.

Five of these cases were detected on arrival in Singapore, while three developed symptoms during SHN or isolation.

The total number of cases in Singapore is 63,791.

More details will be released Thursday night, MOH said.

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