78 new COVID-19 cases detected in Singapore; 21 unlinked

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Singapore has detected 78 new cases of COVID19 infection, including 21 unlinked cases (PHOTO: Getty Images)

There are 73 new local infections, said the ministry in a news release. Of these, 43 are linked to past cases and have already been quarantined, while nine are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. Among the new cases are also five seniors above the age of 70 who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and are at risk of falling seriously ill.

Also detected were five imported cases, all of whom were placed on Stay-Home Notice or isolated upon their arrival in Singapore. All these cases were detected upon their arrival in the country. In an earlier release, MOH said that an 80-year-old Singaporean woman had died on Saturday from complications linked to COVID-19. The woman, who developed symptoms on 21 July and was admitted to a hospital two days later, was unvaccinated and had a history of diabetes, hypertension and atrial fibrillation.

Source: Healthcare Press (healthcarepress.net)

 

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