JUST IN: Nine active COVID clusters in Singapore, including four dorms, closely monitored
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (27 September) confirmed 1,647 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – taking the country's total case count to 89,539 – and two more deaths due to the disease.
The 79th and 80th COVID-19 fatalities are both Singaporeans: an 80-year-old woman, and a 74-year-old man. Both had been vaccinated against COVID-19 but had various underlying medical conditions. They are among 25 people who have died from the disease here this month.
Of Monday's 1,647 new cases, 1,642 are local infections: 1,280 are in the community, while 362 are dormitory residents. Among the local cases are 335 people above the age of 60, said the MOH.The remaining five cases are imported, of whom four were detected upon their arrival in Singapore, while one developed the illness during their stay-home notice or isolation period.
Nine active COVID-19 clusters in Singapore, including four dorms, are being closely monitored, said the MOH.Of the list of monitored clusters, the highest number of 18 new cases – already quarantined – was added to the cluster at Blue Stars dorm. The cluster now has 381 cases. headtopics.com
Twelve new cases – already quarantined – were added to the cluster at the Woodlands dorm, totalling 176 infections. Seven new cases – already quarantined – were also added to the cluster at the Tampines dorm, totalling 61 infections.All three clusters are classified as intra-dormitory transmissions among residents, with no evidence of spread beyond the premises.Read more: Yahoo Singapore »
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