Singapore detects 14 new COVID-19 cases; 12 in community

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People wait in queue to buy durian on 24 June. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
People wait in queue to buy durian on 24 June. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (27 June) announced the detection of 14 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,544.

Of the new cases, 12 are in the community, said MOH in a news release. Eleven of the community cases are linked to past cases, with 10 already placed on quarantine and one detected through surveillance.

There is one unlinked community case and no new cases at the migrant worker dormitories. Out of the two new imported cases, one is a returning permanent resident, and both had been placed on Stay-Home Notice upon arrival in Singapore. 

Sole unlinked case is fully vaccinated Singaporean man

The sole unlinked community case is a 37-year-old Singaporean man who works as a bunk surveyor at GW Marine Pte Ltd. He completed his COVID-19 vaccination on 10 February. 

11 cases linked to 5 clusters

Case 64444 cluster: 3 cases

This is one of two newly announced clusters – Case 64444 is a 32-year-old Singaporean man who works as an equipment specialist at Singapore General Hospital. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 24 June.

The two new cases linked to this cluster are: 

  • a 74-year-old Singaporean woman who is a retiree (fully vaccinated)

  • an 83-year-old Singaporean man who works as a cleaner at Seacare Environment Pte Ltd (fully vaccinated)

Case 64394 cluster: 3 cases

Case 64394 is an 81-year-old Singaporean man who is a retiree. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 22 June. 

The latest case to be linked to this cluster is a 58-year-old Singaporean man who works as a private hire driver for Grab. He is fully vaccinated.

3 other clusters

The other community cases linked to currently active clusters are: 

  • a 30-year-old Singaporean woman who works as an executive at the Central Provident Fund Board and was last at work on 23 June (linked to 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre cluster)

  • a 12-year-old Singaporean girl who is a student at Zhangde Primary School and was last in school on 18 May (linked to 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre cluster, received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine)

  • an 82-year-old Singaporean woman who is a retiree (linked to 105 Henderson Crescent cluster)

  • a 58-year-old Singaporean woman who is a homemaker (linked to Changi General Hospital cluster, received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine)

  • a 16-year-old Singaporean girl who is a student at Republic Polytechnic, and was last on campus on 1 June (linked to Changi General Hospital cluster, received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine)

  • a 62-year-old Singaporean man who works as a porter at Changi General Hospital (CGH), and was last at work on 21 June (linked to Changi General Hospital cluster, fully vaccinated)

  • a 24-year-old Singaporean woman who works as a porter at National University Hospital (linked to Changi General Hospital cluster, fully vaccinated)

  • a 69-year-old Singaporean woman who works as a healthcare assistant at CGH (linked to Changi General Hospital cluster, received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine)

Two imported cases

Among the two imported cases: 

  • one is a Singapore permanent resident who returned from India

  • one is a work permit holder who arrived from Indonesia

The MOH also announced the closure of the Case 63446 cluster, as there have been no more cases linked to it for past two incubation periods, or 28 days. 

99% of total cases have recovered, 4 in ICU

With 14 more patients discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities on Sunday, 62,195 cases – or 99.4 per cent of the total – have fully recovered from the infection.

Most of the 148 hospitalised cases are stable or improving, while four of them are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

A total of 165 patients – with mild symptoms or are clinically well but still test positive – are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

Apart from the 36 patients who have died from COVID-19 complications, 15 others who tested positive for the virus were determined to have died from unrelated causes, including three whose deaths were attributed to a heart attack and another four, whose deaths were attributed to coronary heart disease.

Among the 130 confirmed cases reported from 21 to 27 June, 45 cases have tested positive for their serology tests, 78 have tested negative, and 7 serology test results are pending.

The MOH said that overall, the number of new cases in the community has decreased from 108 cases in the week before to 95 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has increased from 13 cases in the week before to 18 cases in the past week.

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