UPDATE: 2 new Bukit Merah View clusters added as market grows to 78 cases
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (21 June) confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,430, as well as its 35th related fatality.
·5-min readHealthcare workers dressed in personal protective equipment attend to a resident during registration for a mandatory swab test at a temporarily COVID-19 testing centre on 20 June, 2021 in Singapore. (PHOTO: NurPhoto via Getty Images)SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (21 June) confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,430, as well as
its 35th related fatality.Thirteen are local cases in the community. Of them, five – out of eight linked cases – had been quarantined earlier. Monday marks the 57th consecutive day with local cases reported. The three remaining cases are imported and are returning Singaporeans from Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, and the UK.
"Amongst the new cases today, three are asymptomatic, and were detected from our proactive screening and surveillance, while 13 were symptomatic," said the MOH.The ministry also identified two new clusters at 119 and 121 Bukit Merah View as well as announced the closure of the "Case 63466" cluster. This brings the current number of active COVID-19 clusters in Singapore to 38. headtopics.com
The MOH said it is investigating cases of COVID-19 infection among visitors to the FairPrice outlet at 166 Bukit Merah Central and will conduct special testing operations for all of its staff members working there.Free COVID-19 testing will also be extended to members of the public who had visited FairPrice at 166 Bukit Merah Central between 3 and 21 June.
Mount E nurse, Foodpanda delivery rider among unlinked casesThe three unlinked cases in the community are: a 33-year-old female permanent resident who works as a nurse at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital but is not involved in direct patient care(fully vaccinated)
a 38-year-old Filipino woman who is a foreign domestic workera 29-year-old Singaporean man who works as a delivery rider with FoodpandaSeparately, a 47-year-old Indonesian woman national who is a foreign domestic worker was identified as a close contact of the 38-year-old woman but is not part of any active COVID-19 cluster.
The ministry noted that the number of new cases in the community has increased from 49 in the week before to 103 in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from 15 in the week before to 20 in the past week.Story continues headtopics.com
Two new clusters in Bukit Merah View areaThe 119 Bukit Merah View cluster is linked to five cases, including two new infections announced on Monday who were detected via surveillance. They are each other's family members and household contacts:a 63-year-old Singaporean man who is employed by CSP Maintenance as a cleaner at Enabling Village and a Bukit Merah View resident
a 62-year-old Singaporean woman who is a homemaker and a Bukit Merah View residentThe 121 Bukit Merah View cluster is linked to three previously announced cases,. It was first linked to the oldest of the trio, an 86-year-old Singaporean woman who is a retiree and was confirmed to have COVID-19 on 18 June.
Bukit Merah View market cluster: 5 new cases, 78 in totalThe cluster was first linked to a 74-year-old Singaporean man who works at a sundry store at the market. The fully-vaccinated man was confirmed to have COVID-19 on 9 June.Four of five new cases added to the cluster on Monday had been quarantined earlier:
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Bukit Merah View cluster grows to 73 as community cases triple in past weekSINGAPORE — The Covid-19 cluster at 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre has grown to 73 cases, at the end of a week that saw the number of community cases triple to 108 from the previous seven-day tally.
3 new COVID-19 cases linked to Bukit Merah View cluster, tally now at 73 infectionsSINGAPORE: Three new COVID-19 community cases reported in Singapore on Sunday (Jun 20) have been linked to the Bukit Merah View Market and Food ... The Chinese Communist party is preparing to release a new type of virus and chemical warfare this summer
Bukit Merah View market cluster grows to 73 casesThe Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (20 June) confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,414.
Covid-19: Surveillance testing for visitors to Bukit Merah View and Redhill picks up 3 of 4 unlinked cases in community; 21 new infections in totalSINGAPORE — A 86-year-old retiree and a 44-year-old foreign domestic worker from Indonesia were among the four Covid-19 cases in the community with no known sources of infection reported on Saturday (June 19). I think if surveillance is done round the clock they discover why this area is a cluster. Too many just gather illegally in make shift corners around the estate. Lots of other estates are like that too.
Tiong Bahru eatery, FairPrice outlet in Bukit Merah among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectiousSINGAPORE — An eatery in Tiong Bahru as well as an NTUC FairPrice outlet in Bukit Merah Central were on Sunday (June 20) added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period.
Tiong Bahru eatery, FairPrice outlet in Bukit Merah among places where Covid-19 cases had been while infectiousSINGAPORE — An eatery in Tiong Bahru as well as an NTUC FairPrice outlet in Bukit Merah Central were on Sunday (June 20) added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period.